This weeks message, the first week of Easter comes from our Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton of the ELCA. She shares how our Easters are remarkably similar to those of the first Easter. Amidst fear and anxiety and crushing disappointment, we sing our “Alleluias” with growing hope, strength, defiance and joy, confident that God loves us completely and has brought us into eternal life. The second video includes three leaders. They include Union for Reform Judaism, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Islamic Society of North America as they come together at the outset of their respective holy days in solidarity and in hope. As we walk together through this Covid-19 pandemic and recently our respective holy days (Passover, Easter & Ramadan) lets us find the hope that rests in God to remember we are not walking alone.
God’s Easter Peace,
Pastor Nate Gauerke