John Knox is a place where anyone can experience and share the love of God, the peace of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
We are a faith community that values your thoughts and questions. Come as you are today and grow with us in faith and discipleship. We welcome all to the Lord’s table for Holy Communion, which is usually celebrated monthly.
We invite you to stay for fellowship after worship, where refreshments are served and friendships are made and nurtured.
We have just celebrated the most important holy day in the entire Christian calendar. What happened to you and your family during this holiday? Did you do something special to make this Easter celebration one that you would remember? Maybe you have an old tradition like hide and seeking Easter eggs? Or did you watch some little children look for and find their Easter eggs? Maybe you have a special traditional meal that you share together. Was it special this year because you noticed how great it is when families get together? Do you share special spiritual times each Easter, like going to church or praying around the table? Did you have a time of quiet where you could thank God for the gift of Easter? Yes, I am asking You: Was this Easter special for you personally? Were you one of those who thought that this was just a very usual time or are you one of those who were surprised? I hope you found the special spiritual gifts that were just for you. To God be the Glory.
Your’s in Christ,
We’ve been building the story of Lent each week using the symbols in the gospels. You see here the rocks of the wilderness, wheat grown from seed, the whip used to clean the moneychangers from the temple, the serpent on the rod, the cross we must bear, the palms of the parade and the thorny crown of the passion. At the end of Palm Sunday, the children cleared the table and the bare wooden cross was brought forward to remind us that Jesus walked a hard road during Holy Week, and he needs us to walk it with him, so we can fully experience the joy of Easter Sunday.
EASTER SUNDAY - CHRIST IS RISEN
PREPARING THE EMPTY CROSS
The Rev. Dr. John Neal
Clerk of Session
Lane Oxley & Rosemary Willhite
John Knox Presbyterian Church, 452 Cummings Lane N, P O Box 20968, Keizer OR 97307