April 2015

April 2015 – Intern’s Desk

Now all the vault of heav’n resounds
in praise of love that still abounds:
“Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
Sing, choirs of angels, loud and clear!
Repeat their song of glory here:
“Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Eternal is the gift he brings,
therefore our heart with rapture sings:
“Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
Now still he comes to give us life
and by his presence stills all strife.
“Christ has triumphed! He is living!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Oh, fill us, Lord with dauntless love;
set heart and will on things above
that we conquer through your triumph;
grant grace sufficient for life’s day
that by our lives we truly say:
“Christ has triumphed! He is living!”
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Adoring praises now we bring
and with the heav’nly blessed sing:
“Christ has triumphed! Alleluia!
Be to the Father, and our Lord,
to Spirit blest, most holy God,
all the glory, never ending!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our crucified and risen Lord Jesus the Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! For six somber weeks we contemplated the depth of our brokenness, the breadth of our sin, the extent of our need. And we affixed our gaze on the cross – the place where God is literally dying to love us, where we come to know that God’s love is deeper still.

This Easter season we come to the cross once more, standing empty to the heavens. We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Jesus Christ crucified and raised for us. Life has conquered death. “Christ has triumphed! He is living! Alleluia!” And so, with him we too have life. Life abundant. Life everlasting.

May the scriptures and hymns of this Easter season speak to you words of resurrection life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Grace and peace to you,
Sierra

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY: Worship and Potluck Dinner: 5:30 PM

 *Worship and Potluck Dinner are combined into one event. Come at 5:30! (Note: This is different than the Wednesday night Soup Supper and Worship schedule. Worship begins at 5:30.)

*Bring a potluck item to share.

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. As we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we will also share a potluck dinner together. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper in two parts. In the first part, we will share the bread, the body of Christ. Then we will share in a potluck supper together. Following the meal and fellowship, we will celebrate part two of the Lord’s supper with the wine, the blood of Christ. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar as we anticipate the crucifixion of Christ.

 

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP – 6:30 PM

Worship continues tonight at 6:30 PM.
We will observe Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, through word and song and silence, using a Tenebrae style service of the Seven Last Words of Christ.

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