6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. – Matthew 28:6
He is not here, He is Risen!
These words have been repeated to me in different ways all week long. As you will see in the video below, a variation of this phrase brought me a needed attitude adjustment earlier this week. The bottom line is I was letting my longing to be gathered with you this weekend weigh me down. But that phrase… “This week the church will be empty, but so is the grave…” fired me up! It has changed my entire perspective. I’m telling you, I… can.. not… wait… for… tomorrow!
The tomb is empty which means our hearts can be full. The fact that He was not there in that tomb means He is here present with you and I now in this very moment, which means tomorrow even from our homes Jesus Christ will draw us together in unity before Him. Come on! Please consider taking us up on the offer. Let’s get up like it’s Easter morning. Dress how you normally would, stream the service on your largest screen, tune in early, turn up the volume, and be sure to give yourself room to stand up and move as you sing. Tomorrow is a celebration. Let’s not let anything dampen our joy. We just reflected upon Christ’s sacrifice, now God is calling the weight of our grief to turn to shouts of praise to His Name! Yesterday, was a dark Friday, Today is a silent Saturday… But o’ tomorrow. Tomorrow may we rise even as Christ rose. May we gather to see just as the disciples ran to bear witness.
Friends, tomorrow is Easter, and I just can’t wait!
The service is full of special elements you will not want to miss. I encourage you to tune in a few minutes early because you are not going to want to miss a moment!
Here are the songs we’ll be singing this Sunday to help you prepare for worship.
Loved and Sent,
9:00 AM – Worship Service
10:15 AM – Meet in Small Groups on Zoom
Everything below and more is available both on our mobile app and on our website.
Mission Kids Resources – Click Here
Sunday Online Only Worship Service at 9:00 AM
- Mission Church App for Apple TV or Roku – search from your Smart TV App Store
- Mobile App for Apple, Android, or Amazon tablets and phones – mission-church.com/app
- Mission Church Website – live.mission-church.com
- Facebook – facebook.com/missionchurchpa
Online Giving – mission-church.com/give-now
Friendship Register – Click Here
Bulletin – Click Here
Zoom App for any device– Click Here (to prepare to connect to Small Group, Student Ministry, and Prayer Online Gatherings – individual links will sent each week by small group and student ministry leaders)
Need a Small Group? If you are not connected with a Small Group, please click here to email Lisa Self, our Ministry Director of Hospitality & Assimilation. She will connect you with a group for Sunday morning.