Easter Sunday

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Exod. 12:1-14** or Isa. 51:9-11***; John 1:1-18** or Luke 24:13-35***, or John 20:19-23***   ** Intended for use in the morning, *** Intended for use in the evening

Happy Easter!

It is a morning filled with brunches, Easter Egg Hunts, and much music!  We celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.  For us at FPCOKC it will be filled with organ, brass, and the “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah.

The readings are spilling over today – numerous snapshots of the “Lord’s coming” – of the post-resurrection narrative.

It was hard to choose.  And it got me thinking….

As the Easter story unfolds in these coming days (as they always do with our post-Easter lectionary stories) – 50 Days of Easter to be exact – we discover that Easter is much more than simply a resurrection of one person – it is a whole new chapter of existence, a new being with God, of intimacy and closeness, of grafting into a new body.  It is so much more than an Empty Tomb or an excuse to have brunch.

Easter is about new life – not only with ourselves, but a new life with God.

May your Easter Season be rich in self-discovery, celebration, and new intimacy with God.

I hope you are finding joy in togetherness this Easter Sunday.  If not, join us at First Pres for a free Brunch at 9:30am and services at 8:30 and 10:55am.

-Matt

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