Highlights of Worship: April 11th 2021

Highlights of Worship: April 11th 2021

Service Highlights or Announcements for this Sunday

Highlights of Worship: April 11th 2021

Announcements:

  • A new book study is coming! Come study and share as we read “The Walk” by Adam Hamilton. The author focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Click here to read more and sign-up.
  • Come check out our virtual Gather(ing) via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 pm. We would LOVE to see you there. Come ready to discuss our scripture passage and raise our voices in song! If you would like the Zoom link, please sign up here. Sign up for the Gather Zoom meeting information here.

Reflection of the Week

Highlights of Worship: April 11th 2021

Some churches, ours included, celebrate the Sunday after Easter as “Bright Sunday,” a time when we enjoy some laughter, recalling that Christ has had the last laugh over death and the evils of this world. 

Besides good humor, the focus of this Easter Season will be on becoming “Easter People.” Just as we spent the 6 weeks of Lent looking inward, we will spend the coming 7 weeks looking to the Risen Christ to re-shape how we live as disciples and as a church. 

Please join us for Easter Season singing, adorable Easter Egg hunt pictures, and the Good News of Christ alive in our church and world!

Happy Easter!

Pastor James

Scripture Passages of the Week

John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

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