Due to the COVID-19 risks and the recommendations of our state and local governments, Beautiful Savior has canceled this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We hope to see you next year!
Call (219) 324-7442 for more information.
The other day I handed out an invitation to Easter worship.Â The invitee thanked me and then said, â€œWait!Â When is Easter this year?â€
â€œMarch 31st,â€ I replied. â€œItâ€™s early.â€
â€œYeah! Easter is supposed to be Aprilâ€™s holiday,â€ she said.
Easter is early this year, isnâ€™t it?Â Did you know itâ€™s not even the earliest it can be? Easter can fall as early as March 22. Of course, the last time it did was in 1818 and it wonâ€™t happen again until 2285. Â I donâ€™t have any delusions I will be around to celebrate it then, but thatâ€™s okay.Â While the date may change, the celebration is always the same. On Easter we celebrate the day of our Saviorâ€™s resurrection to life.Â We celebrate his victory over sin and Satan â€“ the victory he won for you.
Easter may be the most important day of all time.Â In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul expresses the extreme importance of Easter:
â€œIf Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.â€ (1 Corinthians 15:17)
Without Easter we would still be stuck in our sins.Â Without Easter we would not have the assurance that Jesusâ€™ sacrifice for our sins was accepted by God.Â Without Easter we wouldnâ€™t have any hope, any joy, or any life, but Jesus did rise from the dead. After he had suffered our pain and our punishment for our sin, he rose again for our life â€“ to give us new life.Â Because of Easter you can join Paul as he expresses the amazing and joyful truth Easter provides:
â€œWhere, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.Â But thanks be to God!Â He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.â€ (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
Easter isnâ€™t just an April holiday.Â It isnâ€™t just a March holiday.Â Easter is an every-day holiday.Â Celebrate Christâ€™s resurrection every day because through Christâ€™s resurrection you know you have new life; you know you will rise after your death; you know you will be brought into glory because of what Jesus did for you.Â Celebrate Easter with Beautiful Savior on March 31st, and on every Sunday of the year.Â Celebrate Easter in your own life every single day by giving thanks to God that you have victory in Christ Jesus!
The Sundays following Easter will begin a 5 week series on Easter as an everyday celebration!
Easter is not the only special day we celebrate and remember this month.Â Join the family of Beautiful Savior for these other worship opportunities:
On Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesusâ€™ triumphant entry into the royal city of Jerusalem.Â We see him enter as a king, but this is the beginning of the week that would close with his immense suffering and death.Â We join in singing Hosannas to him on this Palm Sunday, knowing he truly is our king.Â Join us for worship and our Palm Sunday procession of palm branches. The children of our Sunday School will also lift their voices in a song of praise to our Savior.
On the night on which he was betrayed Jesus took bread, gave thanks and gave it to his disciples, saying, â€œTake and eat.Â This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.â€Â We remember the evening of Jesusâ€™ betrayal and the night on which he instituted the Lordâ€™s Supper with a solemn service.Â Join us for a service in which we will remember the words of Jesusâ€™ last will and testament.Â Lordâ€™s Supper will be offered in this evening service.
Jesus died on Good Friday. How can the day of death be called good?Â Jesus died to rescue us.Â He died so that we might have life.Â Join the family of Beautiful Savior as we stand before Jesusâ€™ cross and thank him that he gave his life for us. His Cross.Â His Crown. Our Victory!
Easter Sunday morning is a morning filled with magnificence.Â Just as the sun rises on a new day, our Beautiful Savior Jesus rose again to life.Â Celebrate the victory God won for us! Regardless of your past, regardless of your circumstances, God wants you to know the joy of Easter.Â Join us as we celebrate that joy. His Cross.Â His Crown.Â Our Victory!
Team Reach has been busy organizing for a great community outreach event.Â On March 23rd, Beautiful Savior will host a community Easter Egg Hunt.Â Team Reach needs your help to ensure this event is a success.Â Please look over the sign-up sheets to see how you might be able to help this event both with donations and volunteer service.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the family of Beautiful Savior to reach out to our community, share the love of Jesus, and invite families back to hear more about their Beautiful Savior.Â Please consider offering your time and donations for the Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 23rd.
3628 W. Johnson Rd.
La Porte, IN 46350
Sunday Worship - 9:30am
Family Bible Hour - 10:45am
A La Porte county family founded on, and growing in, the truth of God's Word; sharing the love of our Beautiful Savior.