The leadership team and the staff at Trinitarian Congregational church would like to say a big Thank You to all who served and came to worship during the Holy Week services. Visions of our times together are still on my mind: Maundy Thursday and the masterful exposition by Pastor Kyle of the significance of the Lord’s Supper in light of the betrayal of the disciples. Paul expresses it this way: “if we are faithless, He remains faithful” (2 Timothy 2:13). On Good Friday, Steven Weiss offered us a vivid and authentic description of the meaning of Christ’s sacrifice. The students read the Scripture and led us into wonderful music. Deacons were available to pray. We individually responded by identifying with the part we played in crucifying the Lord. I still hear the sound of the hammer and nails as we sang: “This power the power of the Cross / Son of God, slain for us. / What a love, what a cost. / We stand forgiven at the Cross.” (Oh to see the dawn, Getty (2006))
On Easter Sunday, the several expressions of worship across age groups in our services reflect the beauty and diversity of the Body of Christ represented in our community. The vision in Revelation 7:9-12 of God’s throne room offers us a powerful image of what Easter represents: The code of death has been broken through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Christ. Across the ages and from all “nations, peoples, tribes and tongues,” those who have put their faith in Jesus (who say “amen” and agree with His promise of eternal life) sing together, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb!”
This week, Let us give thanks for the great things He has done and let us pray that the Lord touch our hearts and all those who visited the church. Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!