As we invite everyone forward to Communion on Sundays, we say something like these words: Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here. And today, in this celebration of the resurrection, I want to echo that again.
You may be here as a regular worshiper — or you may be with us for the first time. Maybe you’re tagging along with family and friends. Maybe you left the church for one reason or another but attend days like Easter out of habit, or even a sense of guilt.
Maybe you come from no faith tradition but you like the majesty — and music — of Easter. Maybe you are trying to balance Christian faith with another faith; or maybe you’re just wishing that you too, even you, could somehow believe.
Here we embrace and explore questions of faith together. And we in this church hardly have all the answers.
But on Easter we affirm that we believe in, hope for and desperately need the promise of resurrection — that light shines in the darkness, death is not the end, and the suffering of this world is not all there is. Join us at our Easter table. We’re so glad you’re here.