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Maundy Thursday Worship April 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Easter Worship Service April 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM


Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

It’s been two years since we’ve said those words. Last year we were in the midst of a pandemic shut down. While my husband and I provided an online video with familiar Easter organ music provided by our organist and filmed in the sanctuary to give us all comfort and a familiar surroundings, it just wasn’t the same. We longed to be together to shout these Alleluias! to God. At noon our church bell rang out the Alleluias! for us. In some ways it felt like the never ending winter. We walked out of the sanctuary on March 15 in the midst of Lent and that feels like where we got left, in the midst of the shadows of the cross even as the seasons changed around us.

            Now, one year later we come back with full hearts anticipating our masked voices elevating those words. While we won’t be able to shout exactly, we will be able to raise those words in praise and thanksgiving to God. The church bell will toll and we will gather from our pew seats around the Lord’s Table. God is actively at work in our midst and we respond with gratitude, our hearts and lungs full of Alleluias! Won’t you come and join us during Holy Week and Easter to make the final journey to the cross, to leave your fears and darkness behind and at the feet of Jesus? Won’t you come to gaze into the empty tomb on Easter morning to be amazed and awed with tear stained cheeks? Won’t you come on Easter morning to raise your Alleluia! voice?

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!


Easter Blessings and God’s Peace be with you!

Pastor Betsy Westman

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