A Note From Pastor Chuck

Max Lucado, in his book, “Six Hours One Friday,” tells the story of a missionary in Brazil who discovered a tribe of Indians in a remote part of the jungle. They lived near a large river. The tribe was in need of medical attention. A contagious disease was ravaging the population. People were dying daily.
A hospital was not too terribly far away — across the river, but the Indians would not cross it because they believed the river was inhabited by evil spirits. And to enter its water would mean certain death.
The missionary explained how he had crossed the river & was unharmed. But they were not impressed. He then took them to the bank & placed his hand in the water. They still wouldn’tgo in. He walked into the water up to his waist & splashed water on his face. It didn’t matter. They were still afraid to enter the river.
Finally, he dove into the river, swam beneath the surface until he emerged on the other side. He raised a triumphant fist into the air. He had entered the water & escaped. It was then that the Indians broke into a cheer & followed him across.
On April 21 this year, we celebrate Easter. We celebrate when Christ victoriously came out on the other side of death, when the price of sin was paid in full, and when the tomb was found empty. We celebrate!
I hope you will be able to join us for the celebration on Easter Sunday. Join us for the sunrise service at 6:45, followed by breakfast. Join us for our blended service at 9am or our contemporary service at 10:30am. We will celebrate that our Savior and Messiah, Jesus, is alive!
I love you guys,