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Every day, you show us the light of Jesus Christ in your own lives. I made a similar statement to our children and youth during worship last Sunday. However, it applies to our volunteers as well. It’s volunteer appreciation week, and I’d like to thank each of you for graciously giving of your time and talents to the Lord here at IPC this year. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue carrying out Christ’s ministry and expanding our work in the community in new ways.

On Sunday, we celebrated Christ’s resurrection with worship and song surrounded by beautiful lilies covering the sanctuary. Many of you graciously gifted the lilies in honor of and in memory of loved ones who have already gone home to be with the Lord. The Easter lilies represent Christ’s resurrection and the promise of new life given to us through His sacrifice.

Christ is risen! Let us celebrate this gift given to us and the rebirth of hope by continuing to carry out his ministry within our church, our community and our world.

As we enter in the final weeks of Lent, seek Jesus. Don’t simply look for him in your life. But strive to understand Him. To help you do so, I urge you to please make every effort to attend worship over the next few weeks as we seek Jesus through the Gospel, in Sunday school and in our own lives outside the walls of IPC.

March Madness is upon us. Basketball fans still must wait one week for Selection Sunday to find out which 68 teams have made the playoffs. But the pace is already picking up on God’s court here at IPC.