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2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary.
Hillary was once called the last great adventurer.
The first to climb Mount Everest in 1953, Hillary died in 2008
prompting a worldwide tribute—from the lowest valley to the highest mountain.
Sir Edmund Hillary’s death did not bring an end to the adventure of mountain climbing,
however. In fact, our 2019 midweek Lenten worship will challenge us to head for the
mountains to encounter the Christ. Our ascent will take us to the great mountain peaks
of the Bible, where God met his people Israel… and where God meets us still today.
Our Lenten mountain climb will call for discipline and sacrifice,
challenge and courage, daring and faith.
As daunting as that task may seem, we will not make the climb alone.
Jesus will be our guide.
Great an adventurer as Sir Edmund Hillary was, Jesus was the ultimate adventurer.
He dared to climb Calvary’s peak of death, carrying the weight of the world on his back.
It was a climb never before attempted.
Yet Jesus refused to flinch at its staggering height.
He scaled the treacherous mountain crags of Calvary alone.
It was his solitary mission to save the world.
God met humanity on Mt. Calvary… and conquered death.
And God meets us on our Lenten mountaintops to give us life.
It is ironic, perhaps, that Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb to the world’s tallest mountain took forty-seven days—almost exactly the length of Lent (forty days not counting Sundays)—almost exactly the time it took Jesus to get to the loftiest heights—not of Everest—but of Easter.
Join us this Lent as we climb every Biblical mountain
to finally walk with Christ to Easter’s lofty summit.
Easter Sunrise—April 21, 7:00am
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Like surprised women carrying embalming spices, we will gather together ‘at early dawn’ for our Easter Sunrise at a cemetery. In a place of death, they found life! Imagine their surprise! Imagine our surprise, as well, for we will celebrate Christ’s triumph among tombstones, and find joy in the place of mourning. (The cemetery is located on the east side of Beltline between Barnes Bridge and Northwest Drive.)
Annual Easter Celebration
Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Our Savior will host the Annual Breakfast but ask the congregation to bring their favorite breakfast food, casserole, fruit, pastries, muffins, etc. We could use a few more hands in the kitchen as well. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Centrum. The Egg Hunt will begin approximately at 10:30am. Children are asked to bring their own Easter basket, and youth will be on hand to set up for the breakfast and craft tables. If the weather is nice, the egg hunt will be held out on the back lawn. If not, it will be inside the education wing. So let us pray for beautiful weather on Easter morning!
Easter Festival Worship
8:30 & 11AM and 5:30PM
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