Congratulations to our 2019 Confirmands

 

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Melton Clinton

 

James Nye

 

Liam Walsh

 

Even though we are certainly proud of everything our confirmands have accomplished, we do not wish to give the impression that confirmation and graduation is the same thing. Confirmation is not a graduation from the church!  In fact, confirmation is more like a wedding than a graduation in that the confirmands take vows before God, friends and family, and this congregation.  The confirmands vowed to live the rest of their lives with Christ.  Today the confirmands publicly “confirmed” their faith.  They have announced that this faith is not only their parent’s faith or our faith, but their faith as well and by God’s grace (and our support and prayers) they will continue in it.


2019 Confirmation 1 - Copy

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Bible Verse for the Month of June

 

John 10:27-28

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

 


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Easter Medley (Prelude, Arr. T. Sax)

Thomas Sax - Organ
Emily Sullivan - Flute
Abby Sullivan - Oboe
Jenn Mahoney - Violin

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Pastor's Easter Message


 

“Why do you seek the living among the dead?


He is not here, but has risen.”

St Luke 24:5 ESV

 

Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is risen from the dead! He is risen indeed! The Son of God has fulfilled the promise of His birth, Has saved His people from their sins. What more glorious words can be spoken? For in Christ, God has reconciled man to Himself, He has redeemed man from the pit, from torturous grasp of the old evil foe, Satan himself.

 

                This is the glory of Easter, not just that Jesus rose from the dead, which is truly significant unto itself, but what this means for man. Because this day and everything leading up to it, all the suffering, all the pain, the mockery, is for you. For your salvation. For the redemption of your soul from eternal death. On Good Friday He died for your sins, He removed the Devil’s greatest weapon, death. No longer can the Devil use your sin against you, no longer can He use your fear of death. For Christ has died for your sins, and He has risen from the dead, so that you may live without fear, in the sure and certain hope of eternal life, in the promise that just as Christ rose from the dead, so too will all those who trust in Him.

 

                And so, this Easter season, as the Church, as all of creation, rejoices in the New Life purchased and won by the crucified and risen Christ. We reflect on the empty tomb. We follow the example of St. Peter and marvel at the magnitude of what all this means, for the Church, for the world, for you. Death has no power over you, the greatest power of the evil foe has been ripped from his grasp and life overcomes death, as the one who died for sin, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ has risen from deaths dark prison and declared victory.

 

                It is impossible to express how profound a truth this is. Like St. Peter, one must see it for themselves. And so I invite you this Eastertide, to see the resurrected Christ for yourself. To come to His holy altar and see Him risen. Hear His voice proclaims to you the words eternal life “I forgive you all your sin”. Come and see the promise of the empty tomb, the risen Christ. For this is where He promises to be, the living, breathing Christ in His Means of Grace, His Holy Word, and His blessed sacraments. Do not seek the living among the dead, but hear Him in your ears in the Words of Holy Absolution, taste His mercy on your lips and on your tongues in His body and His blood, feel His loving embrace in the promise of your Baptism. Come and see the true glory of Easter, the Risen Christ, who died and rose for you, that you might have life in His name.

 

In the promise of the Resurrected Savior Jesus Christ,

 

Pastor Bagnall


 

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