April 15, 2019

Dear FPC—

              Holy week is here.  This week is a roller coaster of emotions—from the triumphant entry on Palm Sunday, to the conflict in the temple, to the somber last supper, to the arrest, trial and crucifixion, to the quiet of Saturday, and finally to the great victory of Easter.  I hope you will be able to reflect on all that Jesus and his first followers were experiencing through this week.   Join us for any of our special services this week—Wednesday at 12:30, Thursday evening (supper at 6, worship at 7), Friday at 4 at Ogden Christian, and Saturday at 8:13 pm at Trinity Pres. 

But don’t miss our Easter celebration on Sunday—both the 9:30 and 11 services will be in the sanctuary, with an egg hunt at 10:30. Bring your friends and celebrate our Risen Lord! 

              We are experiencing the roller coaster in our own lives too—the tragic fire at Notre Dame, people with sudden health problems, people grieving losses, people in conflict, but also people experiencing new joy, new hope, and new growth.   God is moving at First Pres, in and through YOU!  You all are a huge encouragement and inspiration to me—I thank God for you!  Let’s celebrate together on Sunday!

              Looking ahead—don’t forget to sign up for the Troop 4 Centennial Dinner on April 27.  On May 18 we will have a Festival of Prayer mini-retreat—save the date!  Then on Sunday May 19 we will celebrate our kids in worship, followed by a potluck.  Then that afternoon we will have a new members class from 1 to 3 pm.  It will be a great time to explore what we believe, how we live out our faith together, and why membership is fundamentally a Christian idea. 

              Blessings to you this Holy Week—

              Pastor Steve