Celebrate Easter!

He Is Risen!

7:30 am  Easter Sunrise Service – in the Prayer Garden

8:00 am  Breakfast

9:00 am  Children’s Egg Hunt

10:30 am  Easter Service – in the Sanctuary

6  He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, when He was still with you in Galilee: 7  “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”            Luke 24:6-7

 

On Easter Sunday (April 21), Christians around the world celebrate the joy of Jesus’ resurrection.   Easter teaches us that sadness and fear do not have the final word. Instead, our strength comes from the joy of knowing that God is bigger than our biggest fears.   Our sins are forgiven, and we have the privilege of receiving abundant joy for all the days to come!

 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead                                    1 Peter 1:3

 

The Easter Season, also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.

  -excerpted and paraphrased from umc.org and various sources