What do David, the second king of Israel who defeated Goliath, and a robot named EP320 have in common? The Holy Spirit. This Sunday is PMUAB Sunday and the start of Dr. Jeff Leonard's Exodus class. Don't forget about Second Sunday Lunch and Second Sunday Supper.

Youth Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year. There is a different spirit in the air among those who gather to worship. Certainly it is the same Spirit that is present in all of our worship, but when Youth take over the service, there is a different energy in the room.

Even in darkness, God’s light continues to shine. A temporary power outage during our 9:30 am Easter Sunday worship reminded us of that. The organ, lights and microphones may have gone out. But out of the darkness, the IPC Choir continued to lead us through a beautiful a cappella rendition of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” and worship continued.

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” To the disciples, this commandment was new. But for us, it’s one that we’ve heard countless times. On this Maundy Thursday, pause and reconsider those words, especially in the light of this week’s tragic fire at Notre Dame in Paris.

This Season of Lent and this journey of sacrifice, prayer and reflection that we embarked on nearly 30 days ago is coming to a close.