Resurrection

 

   Alleluia. Christ Jesus is risen

 

   He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

 

   Our shouts of victory join the heavenly celebration and blend with the praises of all creation. Jesus has broken the iron grip of death, set free its prisoners and shouldered His way through to life eternal. Our enemies, bound and crushed, follow the triumphant Lord and King in His victory parade. The promise of youth, eternal strength in Christ trumpets victory over death. Pristine righteousness and full-grown holiness from our Lord sweep away any and all vestiges of the incriminations and seductions of the accuser.

 

   Alleluia. Christ is risen!

 

   He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

 

   Beyond the joy of nature reawakening in April spring, the church continues to unfold some of the many wonders of Jesus’ resurrection and to celebrate His victory, our victory. The Season of the Resurrection is a fit time to renew our commitment to worship – worship centered in the great deeds of our Lord Jesus, retelling them, exploring what they mean, enjoying them, living into His life. 

 

   ‘Reawakening’ pretty well describes Christ the Servant, doesn’t it? After a year of dormancy, we are reawakening. Council president, Dwight Boucher continues to press congregational ministry teams to communicate with each other and with members. Grappling with appropriate responses to God’s desire for us ‘to enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise’ and the ever-changing challenges to health and safety from the pandemic occupy much of the discussions within the Council. We all desire to return to ‘normal,’ the reopening our ministries and activities as they were. Already ministry teams are meeting in-person on our campus, wearing masks, and exercising social-distancing norms for the protection of team members. As a next phase, the Council welcomes ministry teams to offer social, educational, and ministry opportunities for our members within our facilities. Our facilities remain closed to outside groups, with any exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 

   Alleluia. Christ is risen!

 

   He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!