Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun.
Episcopal Hymnal 208
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
But that is not the end of the story. On Easter Sunday, April 1st, we will rejoice in his miraculous Resurrection from the dead--Jesus Christ’s triumph over the forces of evil that thought they could destroy him. The Love of God has broken the bonds of death.
Holy Week and Easter invite us to rethink our relationship with Christ and to allow our lives, no matter how we ourselves have denied or betrayed God, to be transformed by the great gift of Christ’s love for us.
We invite you to worship with us this Holy Week and Easter and to experience for yourself that profound walk from the cross to the empty tomb. This Easter Sunday will be particularly special for Saint John’s as we baptize an infant into Christ’s Body, the Church. For your convenience, we have enclosed an Easter Offering envelope.
From death’s dread sting thy servants free,
That we may live and sing to thee,
The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota