NEWS & NOTES
This week is Holy Week, and we will be gathering in our space on Thursday, April 18 at 6pm for a Seder feast, which is a reenactment of the last supper of Jesus. Please RSVP by registering for the event on the church app or at the info wall. We need to know how much food to prepare.
Interested in donating meals to families with a newborn? The latest meal train links will be posted below if you want to participate!
THIS COMING SUNDAY
THE SECOND ACT OF HEALING
Pastor Mark Bergin
When Jesus began his ministry, he went about healing people of their bodily afflictions and emotional burdens. Yet as his ministry neared its end, as he set his face toward Jerusalem, he began to offer a very different sort of healing: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.” With these words, Jesus made it clear to his followers that in all of his preceding miracles he was providing healing for the cross. He healed people so that they might follow him to Calvary. And now, in the second act of his ministry, he meant to heal people through Calvary. First, he healed for the cross. Now, he would heal by the cross. First, he made people whole. Now, he invited them to be wholly poured out. The crowds on Palm Sunday celebrated Christ’s first act of healing, but they balked as the second act became clear. Who will we follow? The crowd or the Christ?