Tag Archive | Easter

Hallelujah! Christ arose!

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18

Empty Cross

On this Good Friday, it is important to remember: one tragic, ill-advised and cruel event changed everything. Despite all the ways God’s loved people have misconstrued it all, despite the multiple religions that claim to know it all, despite every doubting Thomas, Christ’s act of sacrifice rings through the ages. The people at the foot of the Cross did not know that in three days Resurrection would happen. They only knew their friend and teacher was dead at the hands of jealous and fearful men. The first Tenebrae service I ever attended was shatteringly emotional. I’d never seen the altar striped, the Cross draped in black, the light extinguished. The worshipers leaving in silence and reflection. Even knowing the outcome would be Resurrection Day – Up From the Grave He Arose – it brought home what was done to Christ the Savior. It brought home what He did for me.
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Happy Easter

Happy EasterBut I will restore you to health and heal your wounds. ~ Jeremiah 30:17

In what ways are you wounded? Is it physical hurt? Mental? Emotional? Rejection? Fear? Neglect? Stubborn disregard for others? Hate? Jealousy? Greed? All of the above? We all have been wounded. We aren’t required to carry those wounds forever. If we’re not careful, our wounds can rule our lives. The scars they leave may be evident or hidden, nettlesome hurts that grind away little by little until we lose faith. Give up hope. Stop caring. That’s what wounds do. There is One who cares deeply about us. His care and love was demonstrated in a most profound way; His son was wounded for each of us. Christ’s death, the death of our sins. The good news is that he overcame the grave as we can overcome our wounds. The healer is waiting to heal. Trust in him. He is risen. World changing news that resonates, not with hate but with forgiveness, compassion, love, mercy, and acceptance. Nowhere does it say that Jesus died for a select few; he died – and lives – for all. Have a blessed Easter day.

Nothing to do? Here’s a Few

Family Fun

Happy EasterWhat: 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt – A Family Event
Sponsor: Mora/San Miguel Farm and Livestock Bureau
Where: San Migule/Mora Fair Ground, Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas
When: 1 p.m., Saturday April 4

There will be a separate Easter Egg Hunt for each of the following age groups: 2-6 and 7-11. This year 6000 eggs will be hidden with lots of “Golden Eggs” containing gift certificates from business sponsors and individuals. For More Information call Tommy Ortiz, president, at 505-617-6915 or the Farm Bureau office at 505-425-5404

UWC-USA Dance and Visual Art Departments Present an Evening of Art & Dance on April 4Dance

UWC USA’s fine arts departments will present a combined celebration of visual art and dance on Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Kluge Auditorium on the UWC-USA campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Visual Art Department will sponsor the Final Show, a collection of works presented by the second-year International Baccalaureate visual arts candidates.

Following the art show at 8 p.m., the dance department will present “Choreography Carousel,” the fourth annual performance of the UWC Dance Ensemble. The program features final submissions by International Baccalaureate dance students, as well as featured pieces “Beautiful Boy” by Andrea Skowronek, artistic director of City in Motion Dance Theater of Kansas City, and the premiere of “You Might Do Much” by Randy Barron, artistic director emeritus of City in Motion. Selections from “Dances for My Father: Five Not-So-Easy- Pieces” and other works by IB Dance program director Kathleen Kingsley round out the presentation.

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UWC-USA is located in Montezuma, six miles from Las Vegas, NM. The school is one of 15 United World Colleges located on five continents. The UWC movement is dedicated to making education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Founded in 1982, UWC-USA offers a unique program of academic and experiential education for 200 students from over 80 countries. To learn more, visit www.uwc-usa.org.

Try Your Hand at Painting

What: Paint Out With a Purpose
Who: Running Horses Studio
Where: Plaza Antiques – Upstairs
When: 6:30 pm to…, Friday, April 10
Contact: http://www.runninghorses.org/ for more information

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