Holland's United Methodist Church
Easter is over for another year. That even sounds depressing. It is almost like I can feel “spiritual air” leaking out of the “spiritual balloon” we call the church. And yet, that statement is not right. It is not right theologically because we serve a RISEN SAVIOR!!! It’s not right emotionally, because every Sunday in the Christian church should be “little Easters." It is not right spiritually, because we should be sharing, celebrating, and proclaiming Jesus' teachings, love, and grace every day we are alive! The correct statement is that the calendar date set aside for Easter has passed, BUT the heart and soul of Easter is alive and well!!! One of my wife’s favorite songs is “He Lives." Perhaps the words of this old hymn can remind us why Easter is not really over, and why we should be a spirit filled, joyful and celebrating “Easter People” every day!
"I serve a risen savior. He’s in the world today. I KNOW THAT HE IS LIVING WHATEVER MEN MAY SAY; I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer, and just the time I need Him He’s always near.”
This wonderful hymn ends with this verse:
“Rejoice, rejoice, O Christians, lift up your voice and sing, eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the king! The hope of all you seek Him, the help of all who
find, none other is so loving, so good and kind.”
The simple gospel truth is that you and I are Easter people every day!!! And my prayer, hope, and goal is that Holland's UMC and therefore you and I, live that every day! Rejoice O Holland's, it’s EASTER, today, tomorrow, and every day until Jesus returns or we go through those pearly gates!!!!
April 27 - Relay for Life Survivor Dinner
April 27 - Relay for Life of Garner
April 30 - United Methodist Women Salad Supper
May 3 - Higher Ground Worship Begins
The Young at Heart (Yahs) seniors will have our April meeting on April 19th at Captain Stanley’s Seafood at 11:30 am. Come and join us for great fellowship and food and bring a friend.
Judy, Paulette, and Jan
FOOD BANK of CENTRAL & EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Samaritan’s Pantry is an ongoing, church-wide ministry to help those in need. Each month, we will suggest an “item of the month,” or you can bring an item you have on hand. The proceeds are donated to Garner Area Ministries. The Samaritan’s Pantry is located in the hallway near the church office. For more information, please contact Lavonda Bagwell, 919-772-8171. For the month of April, the donations are Peanut Butter & Jelly.
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HOLLAND'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
9433 TEN TEN ROAD
RALEIGH, NC 27603