Welcome to worship with Eastminster on Easter morning! A special welcome goes out to those who are visiting for the first time or returning to worship after an absence. May you find joy, hospitality, faith, beauty and love as you encounter the risen Lord and relate with God’s community here.
Eastminster exists to glorify God, to know God more deeply and to serve God in the world. Our mission statement is “Eastminster joyously ministers as a vital, growing congregation of passionate followers of Jesus extending our reach as a missional church to transform our greater community.” It is our expectation that the web of caring relationships will continue to grow as new visitors, friends and members bring life to this community and to the world. Let me know how Eastminster might enrich life with you.
The early visitors to Jesus’ tomb and his disciples were fearful and doubtful. Many of us have been the same way. We are in good company. God’s love flows to us in different times and seasons. That’s why community is important. Sometimes we give, sometimes we receive support. All the time, we are together.
Amidst doubt and fear the question, “What if what they say is true?” arose with early believers. It is a legitimate question. If Jesus is God’s Son and the resurrection a validation of his divinity, what does that mean for my life? Your life? Our lives together? There are a lot of barriers to coming to Jesus Christ and a lot of power unleashed when the barriers are broken. One barrier is to simply accept God’s amazing grace. It is a gift, rather than something earned, and that’s countercultural.
Relax. Allow God’s love and grace to reach you through music, light, movement and most importantly, God’s word proclaimed in what we say and what we sing. May you sense the mystery of a God greater and more powerful than we could ever conceive whose Spirit provides more than we could ever ask or imagine.