Every Sunday, Every Day, Easter Sunday.

Hello Church Family, this is Pastor Phil, Christ is Risen. He is Risen indeed, alleluia!  Easter has come and gone. It was definitely not the usual Easter that any of us are used to in our Church family celebrations. I really missed having our annual Easter breakfast and then our children’s egg hunt. One ofContinue reading “Every Sunday, Every Day, Easter Sunday.”

Christmas vs. Easter Throwdown!

“Christmas is the most important holiday!” I don’t know how my son and I got onto this conversation. I think we were talking about our favorite seasons and I mentioned that Autumn was mine because I love Halloween. Philip said that it seems like all of the other holidays are just one big build upContinue reading “Christmas vs. Easter Throwdown!”

Is Easter A Hiccup?

Pope Francis tweeted a few days ago some thoughts on Easter and the Resurrection, (yes, the Pope uses twitter and often!) “Let us meditate with wonder and gratitude on the great mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection.” “Since Christ is resurrected, we can look with new eyes and a new heart at every event of ourContinue reading “Is Easter A Hiccup?”

What is Jesus worth to you?

What is knowing Jesus Christ worth to you? But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, inContinue reading “What is Jesus worth to you?”

So What Happens After Easter?

So… what happens next for you. Either this Easter celebration that we all just went through was a one time deal, or a yearly occurrence with Christmas, a one and done kind of moment that only comes around once a year and has no impact for the rest of the year. Or Easter began toContinue reading “So What Happens After Easter?”

Important Easter News Flash About the Easter Bunny!

Rabbits do not lay eggs! I repeat, Rabbits do not lay eggs!  I know you know this, but I just heard a commercial for a local store that is staying open all Easter till 10p because the Easter bunny is laying easter eggs and needs you to be the little Easter bunny helpers! That isContinue reading “Important Easter News Flash About the Easter Bunny!”

Our Easter Photo Album

My wife and I were cleaning out some old cupboards this past week and we came across one of our old wedding albums. When the kids realized what it was they had a blast looking at all of the old pictures of mom and dad before they were mom and dad. This album in particularContinue reading “Our Easter Photo Album”

Start at the End

“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” Reading that passage from today’s Epistle lessons makes me want to say that traditional call and response we say every Easter, “Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed, Alleluia!” Say it with me, “Christ is Risen.Continue reading “Start at the End”

“First Day” Easter Meditation

The day my son was born changed everything for me. I was still me, but at the same time everything was different. Not only was there the addition of diapers, bottles, formula, pediatric doctors, vaccines, schools and sleep deprivation- lots of sleep deprivation; but I changed too. My outlook on life changed. The way IContinue reading ““First Day” Easter Meditation”

“Eating with Jesus” Meditation

When I was a kid, I used to watch the Mystery at the Lord’s Table. It was like a great passion play that unfolded before my eyes. The pastor, who was larger than life himself, in the flowing white robes and stole of his office, intoned the words of institution in His big, bellowing voice.Continue reading ““Eating with Jesus” Meditation”