Welcoming All, Empowered by Christ, Sent Forth to Serve

March 26, 2023 message: “Called to Come Forth”

This week’s baptismal vow: “According to the grace given to you, will you remain faithful member of Christ’s holy Church and serve as Christ’s representatives in the world?”

Today’s story takes great pains to show us that Lazarus was really and truly dead. And, as Martha reminds us, there is already a stench around the tomb. We too are dead in our trespasses and sins. In baptism, Jesus restores us and calls the community to complete what he has begun. In community, we become witnesses to the power of God to bring new life. Pastor Mary’s message is based on John 11: 1-45.

The 9:00 and 11:00 am worship services are available in their entirety on YouTube. Note: We had some technical difficulties for the first few minutes of the 9:00 am service with the computer feed. Your understanding is much appreciated.