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LENTEN FISH FRY
Another trio of Lenten Fish Fry Dinners has come and gone. They were again successful due to the same dedicated and hard-working volunteers and friends who return every year and know exactly what has to be done. There are none better. There were new faces too who pitched right in. Without them, plus the talented bakers, the young people from Faith Formation, our Women’s Guild, SVDP members, the always helpful parish staff, and the support of Fr. Keith and the Deacons, the dinners couldn’t be held.
The feedback from the diners was as always overwhelmingly positive, many returning for all three weeks. Over 900 meals were served.
Thank You and God Bless everyone who contributed time and talent.
After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:28-30 (NRSVCE)
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’
Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Luke 24:1-9 (NRSVACE)
The resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith, and central to the teaching and preaching of the Apostles. It was the subject of every sermon we find in the Book of Acts.
Without the resurrection, the Apostle Paul tells us our faith is in vain.
If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:17-18
Give thanks and worship our Lord Jesus Christ, who through His death and resurrection has saved us from eternal punishment.
In John 14:6, Jesus tells us “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus alone is worthy of our worship.
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