What a Glorious Day!
“Like Jesus’ friends visiting the tomb, our day started before sunrise,” says Pastor Keith Fletcher. The Fletchers have a private tradition of having a “family sunrise service” of their own on Easter morning,. “Sarah and I went out on the deck to watch the eastern sky. God had used two jet pilots to draw a cross in the sky over Johnston City just as the sun was rising.” This amazing “sign” and beautiful sunrise was a subtle reminder that the mission of our church is to lift up the Cross for our community. In John 12:32, Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (ESV)
The rest of the morning was cool but pleasant as we gathered at JCity Church to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. As people gathered in, some came early and enjoyed a delicious breakfast, while others sat under the capable teaching of Roger Legendre in his adult Sunday school class. Pastor Keith welcomed our guests and offered them a free book by Thom Rainer, We Want You Here. This book communicates what we as a church would like to offer you and your family.
After a couple traditional Easter hymns accompanied by piano and organ, our adult choir presented three contemporary arrangements of songs focusing on Christ’s death and resurrection. Scripture readings interspersed between the songs built up to a climax in our theme song for the Easter season, Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me).
We are so thankful for all who joined us for this very special service. If you didn’t get a chance to come, but would like to watch the service at your convenience, here is a live recording of the service.