A Blessed Holy Week, and congratulations to all Tax Day Survivors!
I woke up today to see videos of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral. What a loss of history and art it signifies. Of course, in our technological age, you just have to google the word Notre Dame and you'll find plenty of candid video of the flames bringing down the central spire. Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of the Diocese of New York, offered some words of insight, for he said it is a reminder of what our faith is about. We are a resurrection people. (click to watch Cardinal Dolan interview)
This is Holy Week. We could always use more reminders of what the resurrection is about. Yes, it has to do with everlasting life, healing and hope. Yes, it also has to do with God's power to overcome all things, including Death. And yes, it has to do with dying every day to sin, so that we continue to learn of the mercy and love of God. And yes, it also has to do with the forgiveness of others. But there always seems to be even more to that story, no matter how much we try to understand it.
But we should keep on trying to understand.
Tomorrow night is our last Lenten Bible Study at 6:00PM. We are going to look at John 21 and if we have time read some of the end of Revelation.
Thursday night, 6:00PM is the Maundy Thursday service with hand washing and communion. please come!
Sunday morning at 11:00AM is the Day of Resurrection! If you have a bell, bring it to ring during church. (cow bell, bicycle bell, whatever you have!). It's also Potluck Sunday so bring a dish and stay after for fellowship.
Other goings on:
On Friday at 3:00PM there is a Good Friday service at St. Michael's.
Today at noon is Yoga in Fellowship Hall.
After Sunday Potluck, we need everyone's help for about 30 minutes to take down tables and chairs, and help PW set up the big tables.
Prayers were lifted up on Sunday for -
Richard, preparing for surgery on May 3rd
Thanksgiving for Marie Sims being back
Marcia Blea (Lucille's sister) who had eye surgery yesterday
Dr. Corey - who needs more employee help at the vet clinic
Our nation, that we find more unity
For travelers this week
Hope to see you at our various events this week. And may God bless you and keep you wherever you are today.