Date: April 17, 2022
Bible Text: Acts 10:34-43, Luke 24:1-12 | Rev. David A. Douthett
Grace and peace from the Lord Jesus Christ be with you! We begin with our announcements rolling before the service, and then the service begins at the 13:40 mark in the video. (Announcements also roll after the service.)
We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ every Sunday, and even every day, but today - Easter Day - is special. We will proclaim that the Lord is risen indeed in word, sacrament, and music. Picking up the story where we left off on Friday night, we will hear the good news from Luke 24:1-12. Death is rarely a welcome visitor and is at the root of most of our fears and fearful behavior from the time we are only months old until, well, until we die. The Resurrection of Jesus changes what we know about the finality of death. Can it change the intensity of our fears? If so, what might the world be like if humans weren't so afraid?
Note: We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion in the service after the sermon. (have your bread and juice handy to join in at home).
Note 2: We had hoped to be outside on the lawn for the service, but the forecast was for cold and windy at worship time. So the umpires have waved off the outside service, and we were in the sanctuary.
(Sound effects in the opening tomb video obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com.)