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Sunday Worship Times
8:30 a.m. - Worship Service, Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service, Sanctuary
Join us for Fellowship between services in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church. There are tasty treats plus UMCOR Fair Trade coffee and a variety of teas. We want to get to know you.
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April 20, 2014
Butterflies in the Library
The tomb is empty! Empty! With all the other words we hear in the Easter season . . .Hosanna! Alleluia! Christ is risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! . . . the one word that is arguably the most important and, yet, the most overlooked is that one - empty. The tomb was empty. After all, that was all those first witnesses had to go on. No one saw what happened that Easter morning. There were no eyewitnesses to the actual event that we celebrate. People indeed saw the death. That was the point, after all, of crucifixion. And some at least saw the burial – even participated in it. But no one actually saw the resurrection. We just have stories similar to the one you heard today from John’s gospel – about the women and men who found the tomb empty. Details differ on where the linens were left and whether there were angels present and how they were dressed and what they said – but the one unifying factor is that word . . .empty. The tomb was empty...
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