Thursday, March 21, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

EASTER MESSAGE 2024 REV. DR JULIA PITMAN Let us spread the word to all around

Easter is about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and God’s invitation to share in resurrection joy. What are you doing at Easter? Going away, attending a conference, or going to church?

You are invited to join us in one of our Uniting Churches in the Mackay region. From Mirani in the Valley, to Sarina in the south, to Northside in the northern suburbs, to St Paul’s and Armitage in the city. There is a Uniting Church near you to which you are invited to attend.

At one of our services, you can hear the Bible read, sing classic hymns and receive the message that: ‘if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!’ (2 Corinthians 5:17 NRSV).

The first male disciples were afraid that the body of Jesus had been stolen and they returned to their homes, but two angels appeared to Mary and then Jesus appeared and called her by name; she hears his voice and recognises him.

Jesus gives Mary the message to tell the other disciples of his resurrection and ascension, which she accepts and declares to them ‘I have seen the Lord’ (John 20:18 NRSV).

Just as Mary was the first speaker of good news, let us spread the word to all around.

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