Join us Sunday at 10am MT online on Facebook for our live-stream worship service AND inside our sanctuary for in-person worship. Our Gospel reading is John 20:1-18 and you can download our Easter bulletin here.
During the season of Lent, and this last week in Holy Week, we focused on growing gardens, tending the life that is right in front of us, rather than constantly climbing ladders of what this world defines as success. We have been embracing “good enough” lives and “good enough” selves that are worthy of love, no matter what.
We have been acknowledging the suffering that is a natural part of life, and we have practiced compassion as we deal with the realities and limitations that invite us to let go of perfectionism and the incessant drive toward something other than our own real,
holy, and “blessed-regardless” lives.
And now we encounter Easter. It is a day we proclaim that while death is a part of life–even little “deaths” along the way of dreams, of love, of the way we thought life would go–even though this is a part of life, we are part of a faith that invites us to consider that God is always tending us, abiding with us, beyond any kind of death that faces us.
Let us pray together:
Holy One, You whose love endures forever,
you keep offering us new life and hope, no matter what.
We praise you, for you are our strength and our salvation.
We shall not die, but live, for you call us into the light–
encouraging us to reach for the sun, unfurl our full colors,
and know that we are held in the deep and rich soil of your garden–
this is more than good enough for us!
With Health & Wholeness
Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell