"You are the light of the world. In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16
A Note from Art
Lent and Holy Week
The Season of
Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter, not counting Sundays. It is not described in the New Testament, but
is a season when Christians are encouraged to use our daily quiet time for
reflection, spiritual self-appraisal, and rededication to the teachings and
example of Jesus of Nazareth.
Committee on Worship and Music is making available a devotional booklet for our
use during Lent. Many of you have picked
up a copy in the church office or in the sanctuary foyer. More are available.
Holy Week is the 8 days from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. Jesus and his disciples and other followers spent this week in and near Jerusalem. Read all about it in 15 minutes, in Mark’s gospel, in your favorite Bible at home.
We see that
Rabbi Jesus was bold to be part of a “street theater” demonstration. Residents and officials knew that he and his
small group, by singing songs of royal praise and entering through the
peasant’s gate, were mocking the huge and elaborate entry of Roman officials
through the royal gate that week. This
was Rome’s annual
show of force, to remind the Jews that
Rome was in charge.
then, and is now, the highest of holy weeks for all Jews. Jesus and his followers transformed the
Passover Supper into a new meal, the Lord’s Supper, an experience of God’s love
and compassion through the Messiah.
I’m glad that
Easter Sunday has not been buried in an avalanche of commercial promotions. The mystery of life and death and
resurrection continues to be at the heart of Christian teachings and
belief. “In life and death we belong to
May the Spirit of our Lord lead us, as we recommit ourselves to mission and ministries in which we are strong, and as we explore other areas of service as well.
Art Gatewood, Pastor
Ladies St. Patricks Day Brunch
Ladies of YPPC are invited to a Brunch on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10:30am. Come and bring a friend to a time of fellowship and good food. Complete ...
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Youth Group Meetings
We welcome the Restoration Church Youth Ministry and their adult advisors that are meeting on Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm on the second floor of the YPPC Ministry Center. YPPC ...
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