"Draw the Circle Wide"
Easter & Eastertide: March 28 - May 15
The astounding event on that first Easter morning has sent 'ripples that make waves' throughout all of human history. In this post-resurrection season, we will explore what it meant for the early church to draw the circle wider and wider as they spread the Gospel Good News of liberation from death through Jesus, the Christ. What could it mean for us to continue to draw the circle wide in order to offer the world a vision of the rippling affects of grace and peace, and reconciliation and joy?
March 27 - Ripples of New Beginnings (Matthew 28:1-10)
April 3 - Ripples of Empowerment (Matthew 28:16-20) Holy Communion
April 10 - Ripples of Grace (Acts 10:1-17, 34-35)
April 17 - Ripples of God's Likeness (Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-18)
April 24 - Ripples of Hospitality (Romans 1:1-17), God Rod Team presenting “Arise My Love”
May 1 - Ripples of Reconciliation (Romans 5:1-11) Holy Communion
May 8 - Ripples of Joy (Romans 6:1-14)
May 15 (Pentecost) - Ripples of the Spirit (Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:18-38), Confirmation
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