Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
P.O. Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528
609-921-8895

Pastor’s Message – Rev. Sharyl Dixon

APRIL, 2018

Kingston Presbyterian Church

Where we seek to Welcome, Grow and Serve!

     No Fooling April 1st

                         6:30 Sunrise at Lake   Carnegie             

              7:00 AM Breakfast at KPC           

                9:30 Sunday School for all Ages  

10:30 Easter Egg Hunt 

                              11:00 AM Worship & Communion          

         

He has risen! He has risen indeed!! Have you been watching the calendar and counting down like me? This year Easter seems early but oh how we need it! We need Easter to come, we need the hope of Easter Tide and we need the hope of our God and Savior. The snow melting back, the flowers beginning to peek up, bright colors in the stores, these are signs of a new season, of hope. But nothing beats Easter and the signs and celebrations of new life and a new way in Christ!

Jesus not only tells us but shows us and calls us to new life in the gift, miracle and love of Easter. In Easter, we find our God who overcomes death, who calls us and equips us to come out of the darkness and into the light of God’s love. We are Easter people and that means we are to be out in the world sharing the good news. Being Easter people means that life; forgiveness and hope are real and available for the living and sharing.

Jan Richardson’s poem, Seen is powerful, and speaks to the challenge and the reward, the sorrow and the joy of being Easter People.

Seen

You had not imagined that something so empty could fill you to overflowing,

and now you carry the knowledge like an awful treasure or like a child that curls itself within your heart:

how the emptiness will bear forth a new world you cannot fathom but on whose edge you stand.

So why do you linger? You have seen, and so you are already blessed.                                         

You have been seen, and so you are the blessing.

There is no other word you need. There is simply to go and tell.                                                       

There is simply to begin.

Easter calls afresh for us to live into Resurrection, new life and where God is already working and seen. There was great energy, conversation and planning that happened last month at our conversations tables on the 18th. Some tables are taking steps to get their projects going. Some tables are inviting others to the conversation and looking for wisdom before moving forward. New life is growing amongst us. God is calling us to open our hearts and our imagination into a new season of being God’s people here at KPC! Hope to see you at the next part of the conversations on April 22nd.

May we not celebrate the glory of Easter only to forget that Jesus left the tomb. May we hear Jesus call us all out into the light of day and into his kingdom’s work. May we live into new ways to come in the name of the Lord and new ways to bring the kingdom near that others might know and see our God bringing New Life!      

Happy Easter and Happy Easter Tide!

Peace   ~  Sharyl