It is my prayer that this Easter season is unveiling unexpected blessings in your lives.
As we inch a little closer to Sunday, I wanted to invite once again to join us for our online worship service.¬†¬†¬† As we gather together around our screens, we will share a similar Order of Worship, which will include the singing of the hymn, ‚ÄúChrist is Alive!‚ÄĚ . . . and since the lyrics are printed in this email, I hope that you will participate in lifting your voices in song¬† ‚Äď
Christ Is Alive
¬† ¬†Christ is alive!¬† Let Christians sing.
¬†¬† ¬†His cross stands empty to the sky.
¬†¬† ¬†Let streets and homes with praises ring.
¬†¬† ¬†Love, drowned in death, shall never die.
¬†¬† ¬†Christ is alive!¬† No longer bound
¬†¬† ¬†to distant years in Palestine,
¬†¬† ¬†but saving, healing, here and now,
¬†¬† ¬†and touching every place and time.
¬†¬† ¬†Not throned above, remotely high,
¬†¬† ¬†untouched, unmoved by human pains
¬†¬† ¬†but daily, in the midst of life,
¬†¬† ¬†our Savior in the Godhead reigns
¬†¬† ¬†In every insult, rift, and war,
¬†¬† ¬†where color, scorn or wealth divide,
¬†¬† ¬†Christ suffers still, yet loves the more
¬†¬† ¬†and lives where even hope had died
¬†¬† ¬†Christ is alive, and comes to bring
¬†¬† ¬†Good news to this and every age,
¬†¬† ¬†till earth and sky and ocean ring
¬†¬† ¬†with joy, with justice, love, and praise.
Our Scripture will come from John 20:19-29.
Our meditation is entitled, ‚ÄúLearning from the Followers of . . . Elvis?‚ÄĚ
If you have any prayer requests, please forward them to me in the next couple of days.
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