Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Ann Weems' beautiful Lenten book of poems, Kneeling in Jerusalem, ends not with Good Friday or Holy Saturday, but with a joyful Easter poem titled "And the Glory." Though our earthly life ends in death, Jesus' death was not the end of his earthly reign, but its beginning. The risen Christ rules heaven AND earth and he is enacting resurrection on this planet every single day. During the 50 days of Easter and far, far beyond, let us join the angels' song and praise God for saving us and our world.
And the Glory
The silence breaks into morning.
That One Star lights the world.
The lily springs to life and
not even Solomon...
Let it begin with singing
and never end!
Oh, angels, quit your lamenting!
upon your knees in tearful prayer,
and take your hearts
We who were no people
are named anew
for he who was no more
+You are invited to a birthday party for Dick Geissler on Saturday, April 22, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Zion. Please contact Diane if you are planning to attend; you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 745-3667.
+Floyd PFLAG is sponsoring "An Afternoon at the Opera" with Thomas Lewis O'Neill, vocalist, and Wes McCune, pianist, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm. The performance will be at the June Bug Center and provides funds for a scholarship to benefit a Floyd County high school senior for leadership in LGBT inclusion and for a donation of books to the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. Tickets may be purchased online at www.FloydPFLAG.org ($20 for adults and $10 for students) or at the door ($25 for adults and $15 for students.)
+Say "Cheese"! Don't forget: pictorial directory portraits will be taken at Zion next Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26. You will receive a reminder call from the photographers the day before your appointment.
+Way to go! Through your generosity, we have received 27 pairs of glasses to donate to the Lions' Club. The Lions will sort, clean and repair the glasses, then send them out to people who need them in our country and around the world. Thank you for giving the gift of sight.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." - Ephesians 2: 1–10