Easter, the most important day of the Christian year, is a day when all the hopes of Christian people are fulfilled in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Easter reminds us that we move from darkness to light, from sunset to sunrise, from sorrow to celebration, from old life to new life, and from defeat to victory.
The Easter celebration brings an end to our journey through Lent, a time we used for self-exploration and an exploration of our life as Christians. During this time:
- We’ve shared our personal perspectives on the cross and considered the meaning behind the words on our Lenten banner – Justice. Peace. Grace. Love and Faith.
- We’ve asked ourselves what it means to be lost yet unconditionally loved by God.
- And we’ve walked through Holy Week considering the clashing kingdoms that faced the followers of Jesus; the power of our humanity, our capacity for love, and the truest nature of our call to serve; and, we’ve explored the lessons we must learn at the foot of the cross.
We’ve done all these things as a community brought together by the knowledge of what Christ accomplished on Easter — a glorious revelation of the future, an entirely new order, a new creation for “everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
So as we celebrate of Easter, we bring the many voices of Calvary together, with a breakfast for fellowship and an Easter play, warm greetings to all, beautiful music and the sermon A Festival Not A Funeral based on readings from Romans 8:18-23; Mark 16:1-8:
Jesus who was crucified by the powers and authorities has been raised by God. God has said “yes” to Jesus and “no” to the powers that killed him. “Yes” to God’s kingdom and “no” the prideful kingdoms of this world – God cannot be dethroned by any degree of darkness, failure, or wrong.
We open our doors today and always to all who with to join us:
Wherever you may be on your journey of faith, Calvary Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), welcomes you. We are a community where questions are valued and where faith is experienced as a loving relationship with God and with all people.
Affirming that every person is a unique creation and a child of God, we believe discrimination is incompatible with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. We believe there is room at the table for people of different views and understandings. We are enriched by many voices and united in one Spirit, the spirit of a God who loves each one of us abundantly and unconditionally.
If you are passing through: we extend God’s blessings to you as you continue on your way. If you are seeking a home: we invite you to join with us as we grow in faith and serve Jesus Christ.