What is a sunset?
What is a sunset? How might you answer such a question?
You could give a cosmological explanation of the earth’s rotation and axis tilt. You could give a meteorological explanation and how the color of light changes as it travels through the atmosphere. For all I know there might be several more logical, scientific, informative things to say in answer to the question, "What is a sunset?”
You can know all that and understand it completely and still not really know what a sunset is. To know what a sunset is, you have to experience it. More than once. And to experience it, you have to be in an undistracted state. You just have to sit and be and take in the wonder of it all..
This is what Holy Week is for. I’ll let you preach your own sermon on why this is true.
We are offering three opportunities for you to sit and be and to contemplate the mystery of the redemption of the world.
Palm/Passion Sunday April 2 at 9:30 am with the reading of the Passion story according to Matthew.
Holy Thursday April 6 at 7:00 pm with foot washing, Communion, and the stripping of the altar.
Good Friday April 7, 7:00 pm service of Tennebrae, a series of readings, prayers, and hymns that conclude in darkness.
Then you’ll be ready for Easter April 9 9:30 am.
Pastor Mark Walters