A Spiritual Eclipse

Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen Indeed!

I hope you all had a blessed Easter Sunday. We are now in the Easter Season, which continues until the day of Pentecost, May 19. As a counterpoint to the focus on repentance during the six weeks of Lent, the seven weeks of Easter are about celebrating God’s goodness and power and sharing this joy with others.

As we gear up for the total eclipse on Monday, April 8, we’ll be looking at the story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus. In many ways that first Easter afternoon, traveling to Emmaus, the disciples experienced their own eclipse—a spiritual one—in which a shadow came between them and their perception of the Risen Christ. I invite you to join us in worship (8:30am or 11am) to explore the powerful insights about post-Easter discipleship that we can find in the timing of this solar eclipse. If you have family or friends in town this weekend, I encourage you to bring them for these eclipse-themed and guest-friendly Sunday worship services!

Then on Monday, April 8, 2:30-3:45pm you are invited to join us for a PPC Friends and Family eclipse viewing event on the hill behind the church. Viewing glasses will be provided for those who need them, as well as snacks, and a great open space for viewing the eclipse together.

Easter blessings,

Pastor Laura

Scripture for Sunday: Luke 24:13-35
Sermon Title: Emmaus Eclipse

Adult Faith Formation this Sunday, April 7, 9:30am: Come learn about the ministry of Advent House—class will be downstairs in the nursery.

The Saving Work of Jesus on the Cross
A new adult faith formation series begins April 14, 9:30am—”The Saving Work of Jesus on the Cross.” The cross is central to our Christian faith—in this series with Pastor Laura we’ll explore the multiple ways Christians through the centuries has understood Jesus’ work on the cross and consider what it means for us today.