Easter Season

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.

The lilies may be gone from our sanctuary and Easter Sunday may be past us. But Easter is more than a day--it’s a whole season spanning 50 days until Pentecost Sunday. Embrace the joy as we continue celebrating Christ’s resurrection! Because the first Sunday of this month was Easter, we’ve moved Eucharist to this coming Sunday during all of our services at 8:45 and 11 am, as well as 5 pm.

As we enter this new liturgical season, I also want to welcome Lisa Holloway to our staff. She may not need an introduction to many of you due to her extensive background working in the non-profit sector. Lisa is our new Community Ministries Coordinator. She comes to us from the Junior League of Birmingham. But prior to that, she worked at the Red Cross, Girls Inc., YWCA, and Birmingham Aids Outreach. Lisa will be working downstairs in Community Ministries fulltime. Part of her job will be to assist the growing number of families receiving food through the IPC Food Pantry. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and welcome her to IPC.

See you Sunday!