From the Pastor

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Easter is more than one Sunday on the liturgical calendar – the special calendar for the Church year held in common by most mainline protestant churches and the Roman Catholic Church. The season of Easter lasts seven weeks (a “week of weeks”), spanning the 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday and encompassing the festival of the Ascension of the Lord. Of course, for Christians, every Sunday is a little Easter. We gather on the First Day of the week, the day the women found the tomb empty and the disciples met the risen Christ. We come and hear the good news, give thanks to God for the gift of new life, and are sent into the world to serve with gladness, seeking signs of God’s resurrection hope. Indeed, every day is Easter Day for those of us who lean into the hope and promise of Christ’s resurrection, and the presence and power of the Risen Christ to guide our work, our words and our loving actions as his body in the world. I invite you to contemplate the following this Easter-tide, asking where God has shown you the resurrection. Resurrection Whenever we have seen life triumphing over death, we have seen the resurrection. Whenever we have seen victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, we have seen the resurrection. Whenever we have seen joy spring out of sadness, we have seen the resurrection. Whenever we have seen wonder bubble up out of bewilderment, we have seen the resurrection. The day is indeed far spent and night is indeed approaching, but so too is dawn, 
and light and life and that is what Jesus promises us. So wherever in your life is victory; there is resurrection. Wherever in your life is joy, there is resurrection. Wherever in your life is wonder, there is resurrection. Wherever in your life is resurrection there is Christ calling you to follow him 
out of death into his larger and more glorious life. Brother James Koester, Society of St. John the Evangelist Grace and gratitude, Pastor Lisa

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