A Warm Greeting to you, Dear Friend,
Tonight begins Passover 2020. Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread continues for eight days, recalling how God brought the Jewish people out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt. The unleavened bread is a reminder of the haste with which Israel left Egypt, not allowing time for the bread to rise. And of course, the Passover lamb, with its blood shed and put on the doorposts, is a reminder of the sacrifice made to save the firstborn, as the Lord passed over those homes.
This is also Holy Week for the church, who will be remembering that “Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed” (I Cor. 5:8). We invite you to remember with us during our online Good Friday service, which will be posted for viewing by 6 pm, this Friday. If you plan to be with us online, please prepare to join us for the Lord’s Supper during that time. You may do this by having some fruit juice (or wine), along with bread (unleavened such as a cracker, or otherwise), ready. That will allow you to remember with us from your home, the Lord’s great sacrifice that was made on our behalf. He is the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn. 1:29).
As you know, Jesus’ death was not the end of the account. Our Savior rose from the dead, leaving an empty tomb as a silent witness of His victory over death. This Easter Sunday morning at 9 am, we look forward to celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with our livestream service from Terrace Shores. There will be links from our website and the Terrace Shores facebook page for both of those services. We hope you can be with us for that time of celebration and worship.
Remembering Jesus’ death on our behalf, and celebrating His resurrection, are a couple of the most meaningful occasions of worship for the Christian. It reminds us of the sure forgiveness we now have in Jesus, and the certain future we look forward to, with Jesus! May His sacrifice cause us to remember how much we are loved by Him. And may His resurrection encourage us each, to live a new life in Him now, while we look forward to that eternal life we have with Him forever.
Thanks so much for reading. A blessed and meaningful Holy Week to you.
Grace and Peace,