Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021

“Another Sermon on Hope."

John 20: 1-18

 

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linenlying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white,seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!”(which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

You are welcome here.

Left. Right. Struggling. Settled.

Confident. Scared. Excited. Seeking.

Southern. Yankee. Old-Timer or Newby.

We are more than labels. 

You are welcome here.

TO LOVE &

TO BE LOVED

Previous Sermons and Music

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday, January 1, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Stories Of

Hope

Focusing on what Jesus taught us to do.

There are still a lot of things we can't do right now. Let's focus on what we can do.

Who we can be.

There are ways we can all make a difference: for our faith, for our church, and to help our neighbors.

This summer sermon series will focus on Jesus' life and teachings, to help us continue to focus on what we CAN do.

Preaching in Pandemic:

A People of Sharing: Yourself

Preaching in Pandemic:

A People of Sharing Hope

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A People of Sharing Honor

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A People of Sharing Money

Preaching in Pandemic:

A People of Sharing Talent

Preaching in Pandemic:

A People of Sharing Time

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