As we look forward to worshiping together this Good Friday, here are some thoughts about the Cross from Philip Yancey. We will be celebrating the Lord's Table together as part of our service.
"The image Jesus left with the world, the cross, the most common image in the Christian religion, is proof that God cares about our suffering and pain. He died of it. Today the image is coated with gold and worn around the necks of beautiful girls, a symbol of how far we can stray from the reality of history. But it stands, unique among all religions of the world. Many of them have gods. But only one has a God who cared enough to become a man and to die."
In this season of the cross, here are some words of deep truth from Evelyn Underhill:
"To look at the Crucifix and then to look at our own hearts; to test by the cross the quality of our love – if we do that honestly and unflinchingly we don’t need any other self-examination. The lash, the crown of thorns, the mockery, the stripping, the nails – It is no use to talk in a large vague way about the love of God; here is its point of insertion in the world."
Pastor Ward Parkinson
Worship Service begins at 10:00am
Adult & Kids Sunday School begins at 11:15am
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-12pm; 1pm-5pm
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Lead Pastor Ward Parkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-712-5088
Youth Program Jon Friesen: email@example.com or 204-712-0954
"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3