This Sunday we celebrate Easter! Remember that Thursday was the day Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover and Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper. That evening he took his disciples out to the Garden of Gethsemane and he prayed. His emotions were strained as he considered the great event coming the next day.
Early in the wee hours of Friday morning he was arrested, tried illegally, beaten and forced to carry his cross the Golgotha. He was nailed to the cross and hung there suffering for hours. At 3:00 pm, the same time the priests sacrificed the Passover Lamb in the temple, Jesus died. His disciples scattered in fear. They collected in an upper room and waited. When the Sabbath ended, they planned for the first day of the week when the women went to the tomb to do final burial preparation. They were not sure how they would get inside. They didn’t need to!
Jesus is alive!
I hope you will celebrate with us. Come for Sunday School and Worship at their normal times. We won’t have evening services or activities so you can spend the holiday with family.