Pastor’s Letter — April, 2018

Happy Easter – He is Risen!

Dear Friends,
Our faith is based on the events of Easter. We believe in our very hearts that Jesus Christ after three days in the tomb was raised from the dead by God the Creator. It is from there that he now sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty where he comes to judge the living and the dead. We believe that the fate of our eternity is inextricably bound up with the one who loves us so much that he laid down his life for us. So on Easter Sunday morning we shout with deepest joy: “He is risen,” “He is Risen indeed!”

And the news is so amazing that the joy should lift us up like eagle’s wings throughout everyday of our lives. That first Easter morning has rung through the last 2,000 years of history and can ring through every day of our lives calling us to joy and faith in the love of our Savior in both good times and bad.

In line with the depth of God’s love for us the deacons at HSPC are taking on a new role. In the past the deacons have worked on building relationships between members of the church and bringing compassion to those in need. As we went through our training this winter we also realized that any relationship with each other is deepened and given greater meaning through our relationship with God.

The deacons are hoping to help us deepen our relationship with each other by deepening our relationship with God. They are going to follow the symbol of the cross: the vertical beam reaching up to heaven and down into the very foundations of creation; and the horizontal bar reaching out to the world around us. On Sunday, May 22 after our regular service the deacons will hold a potluck lunch. There you will get to meet your new deacon, have a delicious lunch and we will have a chance to learn new ways to deepen our relationship with God. The potluck lunch is entitled “Seeking the Movement of the Holy Spirit in our Midst.” Please put the date in your calendar and be ready to grow deeper in the joy of our Risen Lord!

Happy Easter!

He is Risen,
Pastor Eric