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EASTER

On Sunday we celebrate at 8:00 am, with Holy Eucharist spoken in traditional language. At 9:30 am there is a Sung Eucharist with bell choir and trumpet. The church will have been decorated with Easter flowers, for which we give thanks to Dale Murphy and her team of volunteers. Following the 9:30 am Eucharist there will be an Easter Egg Hunt followed by Easter Day Brunch in the church hall.


The great drama of Holy Week is about to reach its climax in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. “The mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations has now been revealed to his saints.” (Colossians 1:26) This is the mystery of salvation, the union of heaven and earth which Christ has achieved through his victory over death. It is the greatest day in our Christian calendar.


Did you know that every Sunday we celebrate the resurrection? Our worship recalls what Christ has done, and every week we gather as the body of Christ to hear the teachings of our Savior and commit ourselves anew to living the resurrection life. Christians look beyond their mortal lives and toward eternity.


For God, every life has a purpose and meaning. At Easter we remember that Christ died for all people, which makes our celebration a time of unbounded joy and overflowing gratitude. Hope has been answered, the door to life has been opened, and we are invited to step through it and experience new life in the kingdom of God.


This evening there will be an Easter Vigil at the Cathedral in Philadelphia at 7:00 pm, where one of our sisters in Christ, Cindy Wilkinson, will be confirmed by the bishop of Pennsylvania, the Rt. Reverend Daniel Gutiérrez. On Sunday we celebrate at 8:00 am, with Holy Eucharist spoken in traditional language. At 9:30 am there is a Sung Eucharist with bell choir and trumpet. The church will have been decorated with Easter flowers, for which we give thanks to Dale Murphy and her team of volunteers. Following the 9:30 am Eucharist there will be an Easter Egg Hunt followed by Easter Day Brunch in the church hall.


The Episcopal Church of the Messiah welcomes you to join us on this special day of the Lord’s Resurrection!


With Easter blessings,


Father David



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