Bishop Swanson was well pleased with his visit. He commented on the warmth and kindness he felt from our congregation as well as the excellent music in all of our services.
Mrs. Swanson also had a most excellent time. Cheryl took her shopping downtown, and Delphine was amazed at how friendly everyone was. We surely showed that the “Fair and Friendly City” moniker is a true description!
Well, the big day is almost here! But first we must journey with Jesus through Holy Week. Our Maundy Thursday service will be at 7:00 p.m., and we will gather at Noon on Good Friday for a brief service followed by a light lunch. I know that you will be blessed by attending these two special services. When we are attentive to the story of Holy Week, Easter is all the more sweet. If you can’t be at our Holy Week services, make sure you take some time for Bible reading, prayer, and reflection at home. Luke 22 and 23 is a good place to start.
Let’s call Easter what it is: the Super Bowl of Sundays! Please consider reaching out to your friends, family members, and neighbors who may have no place to worship this weekend. So many Christians are disconnected from a church home, and we can all testify to the deep value and meaning of belonging to a community of faith. Whom will you invite to join you this Easter?
I can hardly wait for Sunday. The flowers, the music, the hand bells—they will all be glorious! But first, we must travel with Jesus through Holy Week…