Easter egg hunt signs are all over town. Isn’t it delightful to see scores of children spread out all over the parks with their little baskets, excited to find each and every colored egg? Toddlers and young ones alike bending low, looking high, searching until every last one is found.
In a garden a group of grown-ups came searching with lanterns and weapons, seeking the one who they called Messiah. Four days later, a woman came into a different garden seeking to find the body of the one who died under the sign, “King of the Jews.” “Whom are you seeking” was on the lips of Jesus in both scenes.
The question, which shows up on three occasions in the gospel of John, is really quite profound. After all, everyone is seeking something… or someone. This is why we find a sort of restlessness in our society. We move from one thing to the next, never quite content with the latest bauble from Hollywood or trinket from Silicon Valley. As Miroslav Volf says, “Restless souls in a restless culture we are, and mostly unaware that our very restlessness is a diffuse and unacknowledged prayer.” This week, will you acknowledge this prayer on your lips? How will you answer the question? Will you come and seek Jesus?
We continue to challenge you to read John chapters 12-18 as you prepare your hearts to worship the crucified and risen Lord Jesus.
The Maundy Thursday service will be at 7:00pm tomorrow (Thursday). Please bring a cross, big or small, ornate or simple, from home to help set the tone for the service. You will be able to take it home with you!
Easter services will be Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:15, 10:30, and 11:47. We invite you to attend one, serve one, and bring someone with you! The first 3 services will offer blended worship with both the choir and band and the 4th modern.
We look forward to worshipping our living God together!
Pastors Larry & Megan
P.S. As an extra incentive to the Chapel Hill family who arrives for 8am, traditional hot cross buns and coffee await you before the service! We hope you’ll join us early and help us welcome our visitors throughout the rest of the morning.