Grace and peace to you. I pray this note finds you filled with God’s blessings during this season of Lent. I hope you are as excited about the coming of Easter as I am. I also would like to share with you a bit of what is on the other side of our Easter worship.

Starting on April 28, we will be preaching a sermon series titled, “What the Bible Does Not Say.” In this series, we will explore common sayings often attributed to the Christian faith that are actually not found in scripture. The sayings we will be exploring are “Everything happens for a reason,” “The Lord helps those who help themselves,” “God needed another angel,” and “Pray as though everything depends upon God: Live as though everything depends upon you.” It is my prayer that by examining words not found in scripture, we will gain a deeper appreciation for the words that are.

Then, beginning on May 26, we will begin a series called “The Visible Christian: Revealing Jesus to an Unbelieving World.” Over the course of five weeks, we will explore how we can share our faith in a world that seems increasingly disinterested in what Christ has to say. What does God really expect from us in this regard? Are we to go knock on doors? Preach on the street corners? Hand out tracts? It is said that our lives may be the only Bible some people ever read. If this is true, then how can we live in such a way that God’s light shines through us in a way that does not push others away?

As always, our worship will be filled with beautiful liturgy and outstanding music. Come and join together in prayer and praise, and don’t forget to invite a friend so that we can keep the joy of Easter alive each time we gather in the name of our risen Lord.

Grace and peace,