Dear sisters and brothers
I think it’s fun that Easter is a whole season in the church calendar, not just one day. Easter is 50 days of reveling in the resurrection of Jesus and all that it means for us, going all the way to Pentecost (May 28 this year). It’s longer than Lent (which says something about our faith).
In other words, as I said in my sermon this past Sunday, it’s still Easter, and we’re really just getting started!
Here are a few ways for us to revel in the resurrection together this Eastertide:
- Get outdoors as much as you can to soak in the sun and the smells of spring! God communicates divine presence to us through creation, so get out there and see, hear, smell, touch, and taste the goodness of God.
- Join the Sunday morning class on learning to use the Book of Common Prayer. We meet this Sunday (May 7) and next (May 14) at 9am in the Parlor.
- Plan to attend our first church potluck of 2023 Sunday May 21 after worship.
- Find a Table Group near you and reach out to connect with those who live around you.
I know it can seem like the way things are is the way things will always be: that the death-dealing structures of oppression are too entrenched to ever be dislodged and disrupted, but especially during Easter we remember that the resurrection of Jesus Christ has dealt a fatal blow to every death-dealing power.
And what’s more, in baptism we have been united with Christ in his death and raised to a new kind of life, living in the hope that when resurrection comes for the rest of creation, it will dismantle every oppressive structure and usher in a new age of liberation and joy!
So don’t let anyone tell you it’s foolish to hope for better days. It’s still Easter, church! Let’s live as those who’ve already died and been raised to new life.
Grace and peace,