Because Jesus was raised from the dead, conquering (as Luther would say) sin, death and the devil, we can live victoriously over them as well. And with that victory comes freedom to live real lives of faith - lives that make a difference in the lives of others, lives that matter, lives that amount to something other than just a waste of time, space and energy. What are you doing with your freedom? What difference are you making to someone? How are you being a light?
On Maundy Thursday ("Mandatum Novum," a new commandment to love as Jesus loved, remember?), we celebrated with First Communion with six children from our church and school. We rejoice with them as they grow in grace and take this next step in their lives of faith as Christians: (from left to right) Tristan Simmons, Christopher Hernandez, Isiah Sebala, Ivan Ruiz, Zoe Bird, and Robin Frodsham. In addition, Zoe Bird was baptized that evening as well. Congratulations, kids!
Our Lighthouse Youth are hosting a special luncheon and presentation for the Voice of the Martyrs ministry, inviting us to come to deeper understanding about the plight of persecuted Christians TODAY in other parts of the world. This takes place immediately following the 2nd service on Sunday, April 11th. PLEASE plan to attend!
Of course we have
our Jazz Concert coming up this Saturday, April 10th at 6 pm (see
announcement below for details).
You perhaps didn't
notice, but there is a new addition to our school yard. As you drive in
the parking lot from 130th St., notice the new play structure on the right
behind the chain link fence.
Whew... this is a
busy place! Thank you all for your participation in and support of ministry.