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April 28, 2024 Service

In the Sundays of Easter, we see that the resurrected Jesus changes lives. How dramatically that is demonstrated in the life of Philip, who in our First Reading receives the call to “go” (Acts 8:26) in the power of “the good news about Jesus” (8:35). As God’s faithful people, we are also to go and come alongside others (8:29) with the same…

April 21, 2024 Service

In the Sundays of the Easter season, we celebrate the truths and promises of what the resurrected Christ offers. We are loved by God the Father, whose plan from eternity was to redeem and restore lost sheep. This is notably expressed on Good Shepherd Sunday. Our risen Christ authenticates the truth that He truly is the Good Shepherd who lovingly cares for…

April 14, 2024 Service

Easter is here again this Sunday. There are three things to observe. First, Jesus demonstrates that He really is alive, in the flesh, by pointing to His hands and feet and by eating some fish. Then He demonstrates the significance of Easter from the Scriptures as the basis for proclaiming repentance and the forgiveness of sins. Finally, He commissions His hearers as…

March 31, 2024 – Easter Festival Service

The Day of the Resurrection of our Lord, the First Sunday of Easter, is the climax of the church year. This fifty-day season proclaims the victory of Christ, who overcame sin, death, and the devil. It follows the forty-day season of Lent that reveals the weight of humankind’s sin, the need for repentance, and the saving work of Christ’s death on the…