Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 25 2021

Series: 2021

Topic: Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

This week’s lessons

First Lesson: Acts 4:5-12
The Response: Psalm 23 Dominus regit me
The Epistle: 1 John 3:16-24
The Gospel: John 10:11-18

A message from Rev. Dave

As we continue through these 50 days of Easter please know that we are working on when we can regather.  Hoping to have an announcement soon!  I ask your prayers for the church, for patience and for strength.  I look forward to being with you again!

I want to touch briefly on the verdict in the George Floyd case this past week.  Listening to the verdict, I realized while listening to the verdict being given I was honestly holding my breath, waiting to see what would happen with what came next.   Many celebrated the verdict claiming justice was done.  After some thought, I realized I could not celebrate the verdict, as one life was lost, and another life was ruined – as countless numbers of them had been lost and ruined before.

Was this justice?  Justice has been served if this situation led everyone, myself included, to do an internal assessment of their feelings and reaction to this situation in the world today – and I invite you to join me in the same self- assessment. 

Have no doubt – racism is a sin, straight and simple.  If we judge for ourselves something God has made as inferior, we have distanced ourselves from God’s desire for the world and for us. This situation has led to Justice if we even begin to realize how much work we have to do. Martin Luther King, Jr once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” It may take time, but it is where we are going.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia! 

Yours in Christ,

DPrentice @ TrinityofWoburn .com

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