Sunday, March 27, 2016
Christ is Risen!
The cross in the Bridge St sanctuary is now draped in white rather than shrouded in black. There are dozens of floral arrangements at the front and the table is set for communion. Terry Head is practicing the stirring music for our Easter worship on the pipe organ, and the brass players are accompanying him. The sights and sounds are among the pleasures of the Easter service in this congregation.
As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the Promised One, the Christ, I am deeply aware of the pain of our world which is always present. Tomorrow I will preside at the funeral of a retired minister, a good and kind man who served for nearly half a century. He preached many sermons of hope on Easter morning and in the midst of grief we will celebrate not just the gift of his earthly life, now past, but the promise of eternity.
Christ be with all of you today and each day. Christ is Risen!