St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Karnes City: The voice of the empty tomb
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Dimmed lighting, silence, and a replica of the empty tomb greeted worshipers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Karnes City on Easter morning. The silence was broken by the joyous sounds of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and the words of the traditional Easter greeting, “Christ is risen!”

The sermon focused on what the voice of the empty tomb has to tell us. It tells us of God’s total identification with us, even in death. It tells us of God’s love for us which gives us courage and hope and unites us together. It speaks of new life for us in the midst of death.

What might all this mean for us? Despite those things which would silence us (our fear, apathy, and indifference) the empty tomb provides a voice for us that not even death can silence. Entrusting our life to this promise joins us to the long line of faithful witnesses who have boldly professed the faith down through the centuries. Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

St. Paul’s News and Notes: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Gwen Evans who died this past week. A special Easter lily was given in Gwen’s memory by her family. Thanks to all others who provided Easter lilies to help beautify the sanctuary for Easter worship. St. Paul’s is planning their 110th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 6; a catered meal will be provided; more details as they become available.
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