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Easter is a time of renewal

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Messages of renewal are resonating through area churches today, as Christians attend Easter services.

At Mountain View Church of Glenwood Springs, pastor Dave Pearson’s sermon is titled, “Jesus ” the one and only.”

“We’re discussing the steps leading to the cross and the tomb, and the meaning of resurrection to Christians,” Pearson said. “We’ll be speaking about serving a living savior.”

On Friday, James Legg, pastor at the First Baptist Church of Garfield County in Silt, was working on the finishing touches of his sermon. He said his focus is on the resurrection.

“When the ladies went to the tomb, they expected to find it full, but they found it empty,” Legg said. “They were in a state of shock, but they followed Jesus’ directions and went to the disciples and told them.

“I’ll be talking about how they did not fear the crucifixion and the resurrection,” he said. “They went from despondency to renewed hope. The resurrection means they still had a leader, and they had a mission and a purpose.”

Pastor Thom Jones of New Hope Church in New Castle said during Sunday’s service, 11 people will be baptized.

“We’ll be looking at baptism as a symbol of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection,” Pastor Jones said.

Jones also said he’ll be completing his five-week series on “The Passion of the Christ.”

“It seems like everybody has seen the movie,” he said. “The title of the last in my series is ‘The rest of the story.’ In the movie, only about 10 seconds is spent on the resurrection. The movie is about the passion. I’ll be focusing on Jesus’ resurrection, as ‘the rest of the story.'”

Father Cliff McMillan of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church said his theme focuses on “making all things new.

“The fact that Jesus was crucified and resurrected makes everything new,” Father McMillan said. “He renews all heaven and Earth.”

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518


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