Resurrection of our Lord/Easter Day April 1, 2018 Mark 16: 1-8 You can click on the link above to read the text in Oremus Bible Browser Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! “So they went out and fled from the tomb for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said […]
Gone Ahead of Us.
Easter Sunday April 5, 2015 Mark 16: 1-8 (clicking on the above link will take you to the Bible verse in Oremus Bible Browser) “They were terrified, and they didn’t say anything to anyone.” That’s not the Easter story I remember, how about you? We re so used to hearing the stories of Jesus’ life […]
You Are Invited
Easter Sunday April 20, 2014 Matthew 28:1-10 Here we are. It’s been a long year for me. Friends fighting cancer. Marriages begun in such hope and love ending in the wilderness of failure. A longed-for child lost before she’s even begun. The world is full of shadows and sorrows and deaths. I know […]
Breathing New Life
Easter Sunday March 31, 2013 Luke 24: 1-12 and 1 Corinthians 15: 19-26 Welcome! Welcome to Spring! Welcome to the empty tomb! Welcome to the blessed chance of resurrection. “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” ask those astonishing presences who scare the daylights out of those faithful women They have just […]
In Matthew’s Gospel the resurrection story is dramatic with earthquakes and eye-popping angels. Women hear the announcement that Jesus is alive and will meet his followers in Galilee, they are to report the news. God’s story has always been about turning the world upside down to save God’s people, and Jesus has always claimed the connection between the ancient stories of God’s power to save and his own work in the world. Jesus’ resurrection is God’s YES to all our hopes and longings about our own life in the world and our home with God forever.