Living in a Good Friday World

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Like me, I’m sure your heart has been heavy this week with the news of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium. Events like these are a reminder that in many ways we still live in a Good Friday world where humanity is at its worst and evil seems to have the upper hand. Yet even as I witness all that is happening in our world, I am reminded that our story doesn’t end on Friday. Sunday is coming and Jesus has the final victory over death. I urge you to join me in praying for all of the families who have been affected by the violence of the past week and ask God to bring the lasting peace and comfort that can only come from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

You should have received a special announcement from the church regarding Dr. Frank Drenner’s appointment as Senior Pastor to Grace UMC in Sherman, Texas. I want to thank Frank for all his work during his time here at Custer Road. I know he has touched many lives and will be deeply missed. We also know his teaching and leadership will be a huge blessing to the members of his new congregation in Sherman. For those of you who attend our Lectio worship service, Frank will continue preaching through at least the end of May. We are discussing how to proceed with the service after that point and will keep you posted on details as decisions are made.

I hope you were able to attend our Maundy Thursday worship service last night. It was a beautiful evening led by Rev. Jack Gibson and the Revelation Youth Choir. I hope you’ll join me tonight for the powerful Good Friday service led by Rev. Tim Morrison and the Chancel Choir and CRUMC orchestra. The joy of Easter morning really is sweeter if you allow yourself to experience the tragedy of the events leading up to it.

If you’re still trying to decide which service you’ll attend Easter morning, our full schedule is listed here. Also, if you are physically able to park at the 17 acre parking lot at Custer and Legacy, would you please consider doing so? We will have so many first time visitors come to our church Easter Sunday, and I’d hate for them to leave because they couldn’t find a place to park. As Tim Morrison always reminds our staff regarding parking in the remote parking areas: “You’ll do it if you love Jesus!”

We are excited to see you Sunday morning as we celebrate the power of the Resurrection and focus on Jesus’ victory over sin and death. As our Easter gift to you, we want to make family portraits available to you Sunday morning. Make sure and stop by Fellowship Hall any time after the 8:30 a.m. service.

Many Blessings,

Pastor Kory

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