Stone United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Creating a Community of Caring Christians

Pastor's Reflections



Dear Friends...

Every year, just about this time, I am surprised; surprised by crocus! I want to ask the small purple blossom, “How did you sneak up through the soil and snow? How did you blossom without me even knowing?”

This is how Easter sneaks up on me as well. Each year I trudge through winter and trod through Lent. Then suddenly, it seems without warning, I am overcome with the promise of new life and the resurrection.

These words from an unknown poet capture my wonder of spring…

A sleeping world emerges to new possibilities weakening winter’s icy grip
And birdsong and bleating lamb announce to all the promise
That in due season creation bursts into life.
And whilst leaves that fell in winter lie upon the ground
Soon to feed the earth in nature’s wondrous cycle
Of death and rebirth within the tree is a stirring of new growth.

As we sing our Easter “alleluias” and give thanks for new life in Christ, may we carry this joy forward in the way we love one another and in the way we care for all of creation.

In the Peace, Power, and Presence of the Risen Christ …


...Pastor Sarah




Who we are as the people of Stone…

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