Pastor's Note
From the desk of Rev. Jackie Trotter Dove

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Jackie Trotter Dove
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Easter is on the horizon!

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.”
–Mark 16:6
Hallelujah, He has risen! He has risen indeed!
After forty days in the wilderness, an exuberant return to Jerusalem, and the horrifying violence of the crucifixion, believers can end their mourning and rejoice in the fact that the prophecy has been fulfilled: Jesus Christ has risen from the dead to be seated at the right hand of God the Father.
The miracle of Christ’s resurrection is as awe-inspiring as the miracle of His birth. The unsurpassed power of God in each event marks the joy, the hope, and the promise that we have in Him.
It is fitting that the budding blossoms and signs of new life that herald spring happen when we can celebrate the new life of Christ, the life after death that one day we, too, will share with him.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ.”—2nd Corinthians 5:17-18
As Christians, we celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Church attendance at an Easter service is a beloved family tradition for many and likewise, I invite you to the beautiful service that we have been preparing especially for Resurrection Sunday.
Keeping in mind the idea of new life, new creations, and new things to come, and remembering Paul’s words to the Romans about the “transformation and renewing of our minds,” won’t you join me in bringing a sense of newness to our faith as we gather together for worship and study each Sunday that follows? We’d love to have you.

Dancing with God,
Pastor Jackie