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- A Weekly Message -
 
 

 

 

-- FROM THE DESK OF --

 

Rev. Jim Burton

 

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Dear Friends -

          Easter is such a special time for the Christian community. I have many fond memories over the years. Let me share one memory with you.

          I was visiting with a doctor friend when he asked me what I thought was my favorite Easter symbol? Before I could say a word, he said that we wanted to show me his favorite symbol and then I might answer. He cupped his hand and said look. I looked. There was nothing in his cupped hands.

          Without my saying a word, he kept on talking. He said that the best and his most favorite Easter symbol was the Empty Tomb.

          He didn’t stop talking. He went on to say that as a pastor I was going to have to be very careful not to put Jesus back into the tomb. I have tried to live up to my doctor friend’s hope for me as just a couple months later I was ordained in Georgia.

          Friends, don’t look for Jesus in the Tomb. He is not there! He is risen!

I thank God for you!

Pastor Jim

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 While we do not read all of the Lectionary passages during Sunday Worship,

your experience can be enhanced by reading the suggested

scriptures in preparation for worship.

 

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