Today's Lenten thoughts are from Ann Spangler:
"The risen Jesus had appeared, not to rulers and kings, nor even first of all to his male disciples, but to a woman whose love had held her at the cross and led her to the grave. Mary Magdalene, a person who had been afflicted by demons, whose testimony would not have held up in court because she was a woman, was the first witness of the resurrection. Once again, God had revealed himself to the lowly, and it would only be the humble whose hearing was sharp enough to perceive the message of his love."
As we prepare to celebrate Palm Sunday and Holy Week at REMC, I am reminded of the cost of following Jesus, and the courage that was especially demonstrated by women. They joined the happy crowd at the parade of his triumphal entry, and they were still there, alone, at the foot of the cross, and again at his grave. Lord, give me that heart.
Pastor Ward Parkinson
Sunday Morning Service
Kids & Adult Sunday School at 9:45am
Church Service at 10:50am
(During summer, Sunday School pauses and church service begins at 10:30am)
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-12pm; 1pm-5pm
* subject to change, call to confirm.
Lead Pastor Ward Parkinson: email@example.com or 204-712-5088
Youth Program Jon Friesen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-712-0954
"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3