Thoughts: I couldn’t sleep that night. In the early morning darkness, I got up, dressed, and then hurried to Jesus’ tomb
I knew a huge stone had been rolled against the opening of the tomb, and I had heard soldiers were posted outside the tomb. Probably, I couldn’t even get near the tomb, but I felt compelled to go there. I needed to be close to Jesus’ poor lacerated body.
But when I came near enough to see, the stone had been rolled away. And there were no soldiers. The stillness was absolute. No early birds chirped; no rabbits slipped through the dewy grass. I was alone in the darkness, and I was afraid.
Discussion: Why did Mary Magdalene go to Jesus’ tomb alone?
Activity: Send an Easter card with a hand-written note to someone who lives alone.
Remember in prayer this week Martha Blair, Eunice and Bill Kraase, and Vivian Hansard.
This Wednesday is Mid-Week Word at 10:00am and the Lenten Bible Study continues at 6:15pm with George Berquist.
This Thursday at 7:30pm is our Maundy Thursday service with communion here in the sanctuary.
Good Friday service is at noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Adams Road in Troy.
Sunday we start the day with Sunrise service at 8:00am followed by a buffet breakfast at 8:30am. Then at 9:30am we’ll have a Festival of Music in the sanctuary before our 10:00amEaster celebration.
On Sunday, the children through 5th grade will remain in worship and then immediately following worship are invited to go downstairs to the lower level for an Easter egg hunt.
Job Posting: Seeking a Ministries Facilitator Assistant to help meet the needs of Church activities including setup/ greeting the guests/ monitoring the activity/ teardown and/or cleanup. 5 to 17 hrs/wk @ $10/hr. For more information, please contact the Church Office.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.