Sunday, April 1, 2018
Worship at 8:45m and 10:00am
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb … As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. –John 20:1, 11-18
Rev. Dr. Kathryn Woodrow preaching, “While It Was Still Dark”
Come and joyfully celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with us at one of our Easter services:
At our 8:45am casual service, we will celebrate in Chapel-in-the-Woods, located off our back parking lot. We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors.
At our 10:00am traditional service, we will celebrate in the Sanctuary with music by the M Street Brass, Chancel Choir, and Bells of Faith.
Scriptures: Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18
Pray for our world (from the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle ): The Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia