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Sermon: Easter 3 – April 19, 2015

The Rev. George Detweiler

1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Among the first visits I made in another congregation was to Harry, who entered a nursing home–the same one where his wife was already living–soon after I started as pastor. He was not expected to live more than a few months. But in the nursing home they took better care of him than he had ever taken of himself, and so three years later I went to say “good bye” to him. We talked, I prayed, he wished me well. This is ordinary stuff on the surface, but for me it was an encounter with the holy, with God’s ability to use the ordinariness of human life and the Church’s ministry to show himself to us. (more…)