Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sure Foundation Set to Experience the Power of Easter

It was God's omnipotent power that brought his Son Jesus back to life on the very first Easter Sunday. It was the power of God who shook the earth early that morning. It was the power of the angel who rolled the stone away so that all could see that his body was not in the tomb. It was the power of the Holy Spirit that gave to the women at the tomb the faith to believe that Jesus was alive; no longer dead. Certainly, all involved in the very first Easter from the soldiers, to the women, to the disciples, and even Jesus himself can attest that they all experienced the awesome power of God that very first Easter.

On April 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Sure Foundation is set once again to experience the power of Easter. We will hear God's powerful Word proclaimed in Word and song. We will watch as God works powerfully through water and the Word as a baby is baptized. We will hear Christians confess their common faith with us as both adults and youth are confirmed in their victorious faith. Yes, God will work among us powerfully as we hear his Word, baptize his children, and confirm his people in their faith. Come and experience the power of Easter with us!

Following the worship service at 11:00 a.m. Sure Foundation will host a brunch for our community. Immediately after the brunch, we will also host our annual Easter egg hunt, although this year there will be a slight twist as the children will unwind a "spider web" to find their Easter treasure.

Easter Sunday will set the tone for the rest of the Sundays in April. In fact, Easter Sunday will begin our new sermon series entitled: Experience the Power of Easter. Each Sunday we will explore another aspect of the power of Jesus' resurrection for our lives.

Getting the Word Out:
Sure Foundation has been working on plans to get the word out about our Easter celebration for months now. Martin Luther College has begun a three year relationship with Sure Foundation for its Daylight Program. The Daylight Program encourages students from Martin Luther College to gain real world ministry experience by working with local congregations. Through this program two Martin Luther College students will join the members of Sure Foundation to invite the Woodside community to experience Easter with us.

Also, Sure Foundation plans to decorate the windows of its storefront with our Easter theme. Adults and kids alike will help with the painting effort. With thousands of people walking by our building everyday, our windows will bring the power of Easter to our community as well. 

See pictured a baptism from our Easter service last year.