3rd Sunday in Easter
Wherever we are in our spiritual journey,we intend to come into closer relationship with God and with each other. God's presence awakens our hearts, and informs our lives, so that we are grounded by divine grace.
Our church is a place where we practice living in faith, supporting each other so that with time we become the beloved community.
For when we awaken our soul, God is brought into the world.
The Pilgrims of Emmaus
April 18, 2021
3rd Sunday in Easter
36 While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 37 They were terrified and afraid. They thought they were seeing a ghost.
38 He said to them, “Why are you startled? Why are doubts arising in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It’s really me! Touch me and see, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones like you see I have.” 40 As he said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 Because they were wondering and questioning in the midst of their happiness, he said to them, “Do you have anything to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of baked fish. 43 Taking it, he ate it in front of them.
44 Jesus said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the Law from Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. 46 He said to them, “This is what is written: the Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and a change of heart and life for the forgiveness of sins must be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
I encourage you all to go to our sister church, Napa Methodist at https://napamethodist.org/ for Sunday worship with Pastor Marylee Sheffer this April 18th. Their worship is online at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning - https://napamethodist.org/online-with-napa-methodist-church/.
Also, during my absence, please contact Pastor Marylee at: 925. 789.7794 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any pastoral needs or emergencies.
Peace be with you!
I look forward to seeing you soon.