Author: Amy Aguilar

Sunday, April 26 Bulletin

Sunday, April 26 Bulletin

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Third Sunday of Easter
The Gospel lesson for this Sunday, Luke 24: 13-35, tells a story of the afternoon of the first Easter.  As two disciples are walking to the village of Emmaus they encounter a mysterious stranger.  In Acts 2:14a, 36–41, Peter’s preaching on the Jerusalem streets “cut to the heart” of those who listened.

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. ~ I Peter 1:22
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?”  ~ Luke 24:30-32

Jesus’ table ministry was a preeminent way that he showed and shared the depth of love unseen in his time. He ate and spent time with those considered unworthy of his attention. Even in his post-resurrection appearances, it was in the breaking of bread that he was “recognized.” As we gather around his Table this day, we remember that, at the heart, his message was unconditional love.

At your Worship Center this Sunday, please include a loaf of bread or a piece of bread.  Take a photo and post it on Facebook or send it to bkdaniel@erucc.org.

 

Thursday Thoughts: April 23, 2020

Thursday Thoughts: April 23, 2020

Dear Congregation:

This Sunday we will read from Luke 24: 13-35, the story we name as the Road to Emmaus, when two disciples encounter Jesus on the road.  At first Jesus is a stranger but when he breaks bread with them, their hearts are open and they “ate their food with glad and generous hearts.”

Where has your heart been opened in these “stay-at-home” weeks?  How have you been experiencing your meals differently now that you are eating more meals at home?  Are you enjoying cooking more and eating meals with your family?  Does the food taste any different?

This weekend, I invite you to make some bread and add it to your worship center as we remember the meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Yes, you’ll also need bread for communion on May 3rd.  But who doesn’t enjoy bread?

Share the photos of your bread projects with us on Facebook or via email.

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Thursday Thoughts April 16, 2020

Thursday Thoughts April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

***Please note that the 8:30 Service and 9:30 Educational Classes are suspended.
The 10:30 service can be viewed online at:https://boxcast.tv/channel/bzioh0xyyacgq5fmjnoi
11:30 a.m. Virtual Fellowship: https://zoom.us/j/153605864?pwd=M2VSRjZsRDdFd1Q4bms0RExzam5SUT09&status=success

Dear Congregation:

Monday night, parents of our youth group members and adults working with youth gathered for a call on Zoom.  We were getting together to talk about how we can assist our kids in navigating these challenging days.  We spoke of the losses for some of our kids – especially the seniors.  We grieved how we were having to spend so much time with screens just to see the people we love.  While we are grateful to have technology that allows us to connect, truth is that many of us are tired of staring at screens.  Every time we log in to yet another Zoom call get-together or meeting, it is a reminder of the reality in which we live.

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