Today is Good Friday. It is a day we remember in the Christian season when Jesus, Son of God—Savior of the World—was crucified, died and was buried. Period.
Many years ago when my parents owned a Fish Market in Corpus Christi, Good Friday became one of the busiest days of the year for folks to buy fish, shrimp and oysters. The market normally opened its doors for business at 8:00 a.m. Folks would begin to line up before then. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, my father would purchase as much fish available, stock the shelves with condiments, and have my brother Raul scale all the fish prior to Friday. This would alleviate a step in cutting the fish without having to scale it, thus speeding the process of serving all the customers.
My dad taught us to prepare, be professional, always be gentlemen and ladies, and to give our very best in whatever endeavor we choose. He was a hard taskmaster. He knew we had one opportunity to serve the community wanting to enjoy a meal like no other. I treasure those memories.
The church prepares, at many levels every Sunday, for the opportunity to minister to folks that will walk through our doors. We are called to greet and welcome, be kind and courteous, and to give our best with what we have been entrusted with... the Gospel of Jesus Christ... The Resurrection Story... that death does not and never will have the last word. It is spiritual meal like no other... that nourishes our soul.
Tonight, you are invited to hear the Last Seven Words of Christ from the Cross. It is a powerful moment to remember what was said, shared, invited and ultimately given to you and me by Jesus while on the cross. The service begins at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday is filled with activities for the children:
8:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast – ALDERSGATE FELLOWSHIP HALL
9:00 am. to 10:30 a.m. – ANIMAL PETTING ZOO
10:30 a.m. – EASTER STORY & EGG HUNT
Easter Sunday begins at 6:45 a.m. sunrise service. One large worship service for the gathered community—begins at 10:30 a.m. Come early and get a good pew view. Lots of music will be sung and heard, and to be part of the Greatest Story of Hope for the world—Jesus the Christ.
I thank you for your faithfulness and commitment. To God alone the glory...