Grant, we pray, O God,
that we, who share in the paschal celebrations,
may, through your goodness,
hold fast to them
in the way we live our lives;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.
(from New Zealand Prayer Book)
Easter is a season of resurrections – fifty full days, an extra ten days to compensate for the seriousness of Lent. It’s also a season of change. This week at church I noticed the calla lilies and the wisteria in bloom. It just breathed new life! new life! everywhere I looked, even though it was still a little brisk outside.
This week I’ll reflect on “Faithful Thomas” as I invite us to think of him this year, as told in John 20:19-31.
This will also be Rev. Elisabeth’s last Sunday with us as interim associate minister. We will have the opportunity to thank her and appreciate her for her faithfulness in ministry among us over the last few years. Plan in advance what you might want to say, or email me something you might want me to read at [email protected].
I look forward to seeing you.
Rev. Jim Mitulski