Tim Bonney

April 3, 2021

Easter and The Great Fifty Days

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday! Tomorrow we will be begin the season when we celebration the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his victory over evil, sin and death.

Did you notice that I said "season"? Easter is not just a day on the Christian calendar it is a season of Fifty (50) days beginning on Easter Sunday and taking us through to Pentecost. During this season we celebrate Christ's resurrection.

We retell the accounts of Jesus' post resurrection appearances. We talk about Jesus founding of the community of God's people called the Church. We experience the ascension and celebrate through to the day of Pentecost when the gift of the Holy Spirit is giving to Jesus' disciples marking the birthday of the church!

The importance of the Easter Season is not just an opportunity for the Church to party for fifty days. It is a season that reminds us that Christ's death and resurrection are continuance of God's desire to share the good news of God's love with the whole world in all times and place and with all people and nations.

I hope that tomorrow you will join with Christians everywhere in celebrating the Risen Christ! If you do not already have plans to attend worship somewhere tomorrow, we'd love for you to join us in worship at Indianola First UMC either in person or online.

Our in person worship will be held at 8:30am in the Sanctuary or in Parish Hall at 10:00am for our contemporary worship. In both services you will have the opportunity to receive Holy Communion. Please plan to wear a mask for in person worship.

If you prefer to worship online our 8:30am service will be live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/indianolafumc

Have a blessed Easter Season!

Tim Bonney, Lead Pastor
Indianola First UMC