“It Is Often Darkest Just Before Dawn”

Dear People of Trinity,

In Whistling in the Dark: A Doubters Dictionary, the late Frederick Buchner wrote this about Easter: “It began in the Dark”…confusion was everywhere!

There is no agreement in our Gospels as to the role of Jesus himself on that day we now call “Easter.” Did he appear in the tomb or only later? Where? To whom did he appear? Where? What did he say? What did he do? All the narratives are as fragmented and shadowy and incomplete as life itself. Yet, in each account, we get a strong sense that something unbelievably strange and yet beautiful has occurred in the aftermath of Jesus’ crucifixion.

The truth of the matter is, a lot of the time, we’re beginning in the dark about something, wondering what we’re going to do! What we’re supposed to do, and sometimes wondering if we’re going to be alright!

But new beginnings and birth begin in the dark. Yet, on Easter, we stand in the light cast by a Resurrected Jesus. A light that can help us celebrate the gift of our lives! A light that can help us see the path forward to a new beginning! A light that can give us hope!

Please know that whether you are with us in person or in spirit, we are praying for your well-being.

Blessing upon each of you,
John
The Rev. John Conn

Easter Schedule at Trinity

Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Feast of the Resurrection Holy Eucharist
(with organ music)

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