Dear Faith Des Peres Family,
This week I’m continuing the sermon series “Searching For Truth: What Christians Believe and Why” by looking at the phrase from the Apostles’ Creed “I believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.” As I mentioned in week one of the series, Presbyterians dropped belief in the bodily resurrection as an essential tenet of the faith nearly 100 years ago. However, this doesn’t mean that we don’t wonder, at some point in time in our lives, what happens to us after we die. Will I keep this body, or do I get a new one?! (Personally, I’m hoping for a body that can eat whatever it wants with no ill side effects!) But all kidding aside, our questions aren’t only about what happens to our bodies after we die, but more importantly, is there a part of us that continues to live after our body has died? Is there more? Is there an afterlife? Will I see my loved ones when I die? We’re going to ponder these questions on Sunday, and while I can’t promise any definitive answers, I can promise you a message of hope.
Tonight (Friday) is the annual bonfire. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful night. Come on out at 7 or even later and enjoy the nice fall evening. Bring a lawn chair and, if you want, a drink or nosh to share. The church is providing hotdogs and s’mores stuff.
And finally, please don’t forget the picture of your saint for the slideshow on All Saints Sunday!! You can email those to me or Tiara. If you don’t have an electronic file, bring in a hard copy and we’ll make a copy.
See you in church!