Even though bunnies, eggs and other commercial images saturate the marketplace, 55 percent of Americans polled identified Jesus as the most recognized symbol of Easter. Even 41 percent of people who do not identify themselves as Christians associate Christ on the cross with the holiday. Only 11 percent selected the Easter Bunny, eggs and jelly beans, while 16 percent associated Easter with family gatherings. The true meaning of Easter wins out over the consumer-driven aspect of the holiday. Let’s get the TRUE STORY out there.
Our Easter celebrations began on Palm Sunday with Tim Ramos preaching from Matthew 7:21. Palm Sunday evening I observed communion with you in a very special time together. Add in a Prayer Meeting on Wednesday. Claudia and I continued with the Whittier Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Good Friday morning that some of you joined me at. We then continued at our Good Friday service. We started resurrection Sunday earlier today with a Sunrise Service and are now together with you in worship of our risen Lord. And this afternoon us Todd will be gathering in our back yard with family to celebrate. And I hope you also will be gathering with family and friends today.
Claudia and I have a painting at our house that we see every day. The title of the painting is RISEN. We’ve brought it to church today in the hope that you also will be blest by seeing it. Enjoy!
He is risen indeed!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
IT’S MY SPECIAL EASTER SEASON SONG
We have several people that share special songs at different times of the year with us and one of those is Sheri Elisaldez who shared VIA DOLOROSA with us at our Good Friday service.