Messages on Easter
On this Second Sunday of Easter, we revisit the story of “Doubting Thomas.” As Pastor Wayne explores John 20:19-31, he will share something there for doubters, for true believers, and for everyone in between. You see, Thomas’ story is our story, too.
Christ is risen!Christ is risen, indeed! Join us for our Easter worship service for 2021. It has been a long year and the protocols are still in effect. But we are worshipping together this year. There is still a long way to go, but we will get there together.
Today, Pastor Wayne explores the link between faith and hope. The text is 1 Peter 3:8-22. As we face the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to realize that in faith there is hope. This hope is built on our faith in Jesus and the love of God that is expressed through Jesus to us. Hold on to that hope. Let that hope spur you on to live as Jesus has called us to live: as people…
With Christ as the foundation, the cornerstone of our faith, we are able to withstand the rigors of life. Especially in this day of COVID-19 social distancing. The Scripture text is 1 Peter 2:2-10.
The challenge of Easter means that we are a new creation. Join Pastor Wayne in our worship service for the Third Sunday of Easter. Our scripture is 1 Peter 1:17-23. You are invited to view the order of worship here.
(Sorry for some technical issues in both the video and audio files). Welcome to the Second Sunday of Easter. This morning, we begin a three-week sermon series based upon the Epistle lesson from 1 Peter that we are calling “Revive Us Again.” This morning, our scripture is 1 Peter 1:3-9 and the author invites us to experience an “indescribable and glorious joy.” For an overview of this series and the rest of Eastertide, click here.
Easter is normally a time of great celebration with family and friends. However, the restrictions placed by our response to the COVID-19 virus are causing us to celebrate Easter differently. Instead of huge crowds at church with family time to follow, we are worshiping online at home and using technology to visit family and friends. This Easter morning at McFarland UMC, we are celebrating Easter as best we can in a remote environment. We look forward to the day when…