March 18, 2008

Looking Ahead to March 23, 2008 -- Easter Sunday

Our worship this week will include the celebration of Communion.

The Scripture Readings this week are:
  • From the Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (VU p. 837 parts 1-3)
  • From the Gospel: John 20:1-18

THe Hymns are:

  • 157 Christ the Lord is Risen Today
  • MV #122 This is the Day (insert)
  • 173 Thine is the Glory
  • 186 Now The Green Blade Rises

WE will have two short Meditations this week. One will be a message titled The Promise of Spring from the Right Reverend Dr. David Giuliano, Moderator of the United Church of Canada.

Gord's Meditation will be called This IS God's Day

Early Thoughts: Here we are, the holiest day of the year. THis is the day when we shout triumphantly about the fact that life wins out over death. This is the day of hope. This is the day that God has made.

Easter is a day of triumph It is God's day. On Friday we marked the powers of death and darkness. Today we remember that God's life and light are far stronger than they are.

Easter morning is the time when we can remember the wisdom of Julian of Norwich when she said "All will be well, all will be well, all manner of thing be well". EAster reminds us that though death will have its day, it will not win the war. This IS the day that God has made, we WILL rejoice and be glad! ALLELUIA!

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