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Easter Sunday 2018

04.02.18 | Sunday Into Monday | by Rev. Patti Napier

Easter Sunday 2018

    Easter Sunday is over so church parking lots that were overflowing are empty, the flowers that were beautiful for worship have either been delivered or are wilting, and probably a massive quantity of chocolate has been consumed.

    But the message of Easter lives on--FOREVER!! As Handel has said "Forever and ever--Hallelujah!!"

    The news recently has given much coverage to one who truly understands that the message of Jesus is to be shared forever and in every place we can find.

    I have appreciated following the stories of Sister Jean, a 98 year old nun, who is a chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team. And if you followed the NCAA tourney, you know that they were a Cinderella team finally defeated by Michigan.

    Sister Jean as their chaplain attended every game of their Cinderella run. She prayed for them and encouraged them. At the end of each game, she would leave her place at the game and greet the players in the tunnel as they would leave the court after the game. I am sure that she especially wanted to encourage them after the Michigan defeat.

    Sister Jean found in one of her own life's passions a way of sharing the Good News of Jesus. And I am so excited that age 98 she is still looking for more avenues as she becomes the chaplain for the Washington Generals also.

    We are never too old to live and share Easter!!!

    Rev. Patti Napier
    Senior Pastor
    Carmel UMC

    He is Risen!!! Allelujah!!!