Easter is just around the corner. But before we turn the corner, I
want to thank everyone for your participation in our Imagine No Malaria Concert and Brunch. I really appreciate your support to help us raise money for a good cause. Special thanks to Joan Mortensson, Neil Yeager and Barbara Uebel.
Lent is a time in which we engage in self-examination and reflection.
We are still in the season of Lent since Easter is just around the
corner. It is a time to share our joy and our pain with each other. It is a poignant time of self-discovery. Many times we discover we are holding on to the past, which causes pain in our hearts. We are choosing to live in fear and guilt. The good news is we can be rid of all of the negative emotions that are burdening our souls. This process is available to us because Jesus took all of our “stuff” to the cross. So, no more worries, no more fear, and no more guilt for any of us. Because Jesus died and was resurrected, we can be resurrected to be our true selves and be the persons God created us to be. The power that resurrected Jesus is the same power that will resurrect us to live a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
These wonderful attributes are gifts from God. Let us open our
hearts and receive the awesome virtues of the resurrected life. What
Jesus did for humanity is reason to celebrate, so let’s celebrate.
We will have two Easter celebration services, one at 6:00 a.m. at
the Forestview cemetery and our 9:30 a.m. service. We will have break-
fast hosted by the United Methodist Men at 7:30. I hope to see you and
your family on Easter Sunday!