This year, as we continue to celebrate Easter over the next five weeks leading up to Pentecost, we’re going to learn about the ideas of living Easter and sharing Easter. Look at this quote from C.S. Lewis with me, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” I wonder what it would look like to apply that quote to Easter and our Christian walk. We believe in the risen Jesus, not only because we have seen him and met him, but because we see everything through him.
This week, we’re turning to the book of Acts and the story of Stephen. When we look at Acts, we’re tempted to view through the eyes of nostalgia, imagining that this is how the church was always meant to be, and we sometimes tell ourselves, if we could only go back and replicate that community, then our community would prosper! But you can’t go back. We can only go forward. This week we’re going to look through Jesus and the lens of Easter at our life as the Church and what being a part of the community is all about. If you’re looking for a community or just need a glimpse of life through a new lens, join us on the way. We worship Sunday mornings at 10:30, and Parkside is a place where you will find, you belong!