Joshua Clough

Overland Park Enote

Finding Joy, Light, and Life

Posted Apr 2, 2021

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Hello Resurrection Overland Park,

Today is Good Friday. We call this day Good Friday because we remember the day Jesus gave his life willingly, offering forgiveness and grace to all. It is good because through Christ – his life, death, and resurrection – we find new life.

If you didn't have a chance last evening on Maundy Thursday, I'd like to invite you to worship with the COR Collective for our beautiful Tenebrae service. The service went live last night and is available all day today to mark Good Friday. It can be viewed on cor.org/live, YouTube, and our Facebook page.

We also invite you to pray with us throughout the day, join us in prayer wherever you are. Prayer suggestions are available here.

Easter is coming!

On Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ with Easter services in-person and online. If you hope to join us in person at our location, we still have room at 7 am. We opened a few more spots for 9 am and 11 am, but only a few remain at 9 am. Registration is required and the link is available here.

You'll also be able to worship with us online at cor.org/live on Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm. You can also worship with us on our YouTube Channel or on the television broadcast on KMCI, 38 "The Spot," at 8 am and 11 am.

I am looking forward to the hope of Christ this Easter. I know you are, too.

NEW Wednesday Featured Classes!

Let's Show Up: Join our Lauren Cook and our KiDSCOR Directors, RezLife’s Blake Thomas, Tiffany Baker, Pastor Anne and Eric Williams to talk about how we can show up for our families no matter what age and stage we’re in. The class content is pre-recorded so you can view anytime followed by live group discussions on Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM, beginning April 7. Register here!

New Books, New Ideas: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, beginning April 7. Join authors Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, J. Christopher Collins and Matthew Sleeth as they speak about their newest books and inspire new theological ideas and practices. Register here!

No Stupid Questions: Race and Implicit Bias: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm. Join Rev. Cheryl Jefferson Bell and other Resurrection staff members as we explore basic questions about race and bias in the scriptures, culture and our daily lives. Register here!

Meet Your Bible: This 8-week class will provide an overview of every book in the Bible. In Week 1, we summarize the Bible's entire story. Then, spend four weeks looking more closely at the Old Testament. The last three classes examine the New Testament. There are two options for this class, Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am or Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. Both options begin the week of April 7. Register here!

KiDSCOR and Rezlife Student programming are returning. KiDSCOR for all ages, birth - 5th grade, will re-open next Sunday, April 11 at 9 and 11 am! We'd love for you to register in advance. So keep an eye out for the KiDSCOR Weekly Newsletter, on the KiDSCOR Facebook page, or in this enote for the registration link. We are also seeking loving hands and servant hearts to serve in KiDSCOR so that we can welcome more children! If you are interested, please fill out this form.

Additionally, Rezlife students are beginning to gather in person on Wednesdays and Sunday mornings in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Leah.Miller@cor.org.

As I conclude this enote, I want to say Happy Easter to you! Amazingly, this is our first Easter hosting in-person services at our location. We spent yesterday preparing flowers in the worship space and I can honestly say I have never been more excited about flowers. I don't think any of us expected we'd celebrate two Easters in a pandemic, but I do know that I am able to maintain my hope and optimism for the future because Jesus conquered death and despair to bring new life.

This Easter, I want to encourage you to find hope-filled moments that bring joy, light, and life. Share the light of Christ with others this weekend!

In Christ,

Joshua

Joshua Clough

Joshua Clough

Joshua is the campus pastor at Resurrection Overland Park. He runs marathons, and because he grew up in Seattle, drinks a lot of coffee.

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