Holy Saturday Devotional
Disciples of Christ,
Holy Saturday is the day of silence, lived by the first disciples in mourning and bewilderment, shocked by Jesus’ ignominious death. While the Word is silent, while Life is in the tomb, those who had hoped in him were put to a difficult test, they feel like orphans, perhaps even orphaned by God.
In the darkness of Holy Saturday, joy and light will break through with the ceremonial celebration of the Easter Vigil and, in the late evening, the festive singing of the Alleluia. It will be an encounter in faith with the Risen Christ, and the joy of Easter will continue throughout the following fifty days, until the coming of the Holy Spirit. He who was crucified is risen! All questions and uncertainties, hesitations and fears are dispelled by this revelation.
The Risen One gives us the certainty that good always triumphs over evil, that life always conquers death. The Risen One is the confirmation that Jesus is right in everything: in promising us life beyond death and forgiveness beyond sins.
We invite you to come with Mary Magdalene, the first to believe and to see our Risen Lord; she was the apostle of the resurrection who went to announce that she had seen Jesus, who had called her by name. And then, all the disciples saw him.
Come to 5th Ave. UMC Sunrise Worship Service, 4 April 2021 @ 7:00 a.m. followed by a fellowship breakfast, The Martinelli’s Soulful Sunrise Breakfast @ 8:00 a.m. All are truly welcome!
He lives, Christ Jesus lives!
Pastor Clarissa and Bro. Martin
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison