from the pastor’s desk
So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Mark 16:8
What can we say as we ponder the events of Holy Week and Easter? These are the most important services of the year, and we stand or sit or kneel in awe at what God has done for us through Christ’s passion and death and resurrection. I hope you will take time during Holy Week to pray and read the Holy Scriptures. I hope you will attend the Holy Week services as well as one or more of the Easter Sunday services. Better yet, bring a friend or family member along with you who normally would not attend church. We have very good news to share with a hurting world in need of God’s guidance and peace. We may be reluctant to share our faith for fear of offending or embarrassing our neighbors, but we are called to a life of discipleship together. That life includes the admonition to share the Gospel. The first visitors to the empty tomb got over their fear as they shared the wonderful news of Easter. Many of you have been very good at inviting and encouraging others to come and worship with us. Thank you for your engagement with the church as you live out your faith in so many ways. Thanks for your faithful attendance at worship. Thank you for all everyone is doing to prepare for these important services!
In Christ’s service,
Pastor David Byerly