Location: Edinburgh Room
During the season of Lent, we will be looking around the church and sharing images, photos, paintings, and other items that help us to focus more closely on God. Let us prepare our hearts to worship…
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.
Almighty God, we thank You for the gift of the resurrection. You endured pain, suffering, and humiliation on our behalf and then You even conquered death. We rejoice at the power of Your saving act and that You love us in spite of all the ways that we fall short. Strengthen us to be Your people, living as You have called us and glorifying You in all that we say and do. In Your name we pray, Amen.