Dear Friends and Fellow Disciples,
The Lord is Risen, happy resurrection month! April 4th will be our celebration of the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. We are hoping that this will be a great day for many of our families to return to church after a long season of physical distancing facilitated by digital worship. Many of our families have stayed away for personal safety reasons, and we certainly understand. As more and more citizens are vaccinated it is our hope that those who have stayed away will feel comfortable to return to in-person worship. What better day to do that than Resurrection Sunday! May we all rise up from the isolation imposed by world health conditions over the past year. Whether you return for one special Sunday, or as the initiation of a permanent return, we look forward to seeing you April 4th!
On Saturday, April 3rd, Connect Community, an outreach ministry of a number of local churches will be holding a food distribution with free lunch and entertainments for kids at the Buckroe Shopping Center in front of the old Save-A-Lot store, on Pembroke Avenue. Along with the food and fun, prayer will be offered to all who come to the event. This is a great opportunity to observe this type of ministry right in our backyard, as well as being available to share in praying for someone in need of God’s Love. Please consider investing a few minutes of your Resurrection weekend sharing in God’s love to our community.
Over the past year many of our traditional activities have been canceled due to public health concerns. Many churches are returning to certain activities. Our neighbors at Fox Hill Road Baptist Church are having both a Maundy Thursday Service and a Good Friday Service. If you are interested in sharing with our brothers and sisters in Christ, the information can be found on their website at: http://www.fhrbc.com/. Additionally, our fellow disciples at New Covenant Church or Hampton are hosting a Sunrise Service at Buckroe Beach on Resurrection Sunday at 6:30, and will be serving communion as part of the service.
Easter or Resurrection Sunday is a day when the body of Christ around the world celebrates one of the most vital days of our faith. Remember Paul’s words to the Corinthian church, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:14 (ESV). What a strong statement! The resurrection of Christ is the hope of all who believe in Him for a new life, not just in eternity, but on earth as well.
Please be in prayer for all of the events and activities mentioned above. God is moving in so many ways and in so many lives. I hope that you are looking forward with anticipation for all that He will do in the hearts and minds of men and women and boys and girls in the coming weeks and months.
May God bless and keep you, in the bond of His Peace,