• Pastor Monica

April 21, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,



The Easter cross is at the heart of the Christian faith. The Easter cross represents God’ s amazing love for Jesus, for God’s people and for you. It represents God’s wondrous mercy and forgiveness that surrounds you and leads you into new life. Alleluia, Christ is risen!


On Easter the tomb is empty for Jesus Christ rose from the dead. We find Jesus in the upper room on Easter evening blessings you with the words, “Peace be with you!” We still find Jesus at the table when we break bread together. We find Jesus among us when we worship as a faith community. We find Jesus in our homes when we cry out in pain and suffering. We find Jesus in our homes when we tell the gospel story to our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We find Jesus in the classroom when we share Bible stories. We find Jesus when we sing spiritual songs and hymns. We find Jesus when we care for someone in need, someone who is hurting, someone who is grieving. We find Jesus in our hearts when we pray. We find Jesus when we share the good news with people who do not know Jesus Christ. We find Jesus in our hearts when we are facing the end of our life. Alleluia, Christ is risen!


Jesus is with you when you travel to work, school, the grocery store, the doctor’s office, the YUM! Center, a basketball game, South Louisville Community Ministries, and to church. Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there when you walk outside at a beautiful spring day Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there when two or more people are gathered in his name. Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there when you are feeling lonely or depressed. Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there when you gather at the table for a family meal. Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there when your knee or your back or your neck hurts. Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there when you are worried and when you are happy. Look for him, he is there. Jesus is there in your home, your workplace, at the marketplace and everywhere you are. Jesus is there in your heart when you praise God! Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Hear the good news: Christ is risen! And his living presence is within and among us today! May God in Jesus Christ bless you this Easter season! Alleluia, Christ is risen!


Blessings on the journey,

Pastor Monica

Lynnhurst

United Church of Christ

4401 Taylor Boulevard

Louisville, KY 40215

office@lynnhurstchurch.org

502.368.8446

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