Elim Extra for Sunday April 7, 2024

Pastor’s Reflection


I was really touched by how many people came out for our Good Friday service at Elim. It’s not exactly a cheerful time. The journey of taking up life again, from Good Friday to Easter, is a really big experience to hold. Thank goodness we have the whole Easter season to unpack it. And thank goodness Jesus holds our hand, when we make an attempt to come close to him and feel what he felt.


I am thinking about our next season of worship as “A Retreat at the Elim Oasis.” After all our hard work during Lent, we deserve a little R&R and lots of TLC, don’t you think? Ephesians 3:17 provides our mandate – “being rooted and grounded in love.” Don’t we all need an opportunity to ground and center ourselves? What if we were to eagerly embrace the Easter season like a spa day, opening our arms and letting down our defenses?


We will begin this Sunday with a truly tasty time of opening Elim’s scrapbooks after worship and sharing jewels from our past. Please plan on joining our Church Becoming meeting at 11 a.m. and reveling in our church’s deep roots.


with love, Pr. Chelsea


Thank you to everyone who made Easter worship and breakfast such a success. I especially appreciate your willingness to bring silk lilies instead of fresh ones to accommodate individuals with allergies.


Your prayers please: Jackie, Bonnie, Rosemary, Urusla, Kay, Gerri, Jean, Christy. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.