Yes. Easter Sunday has already passed. But the season of Easter lasts all the way up to Pentecost (May 20). It’s a season when we celebrate the new life that we’ve been granted by God and consider the ways that we, as the Church, are called to be Jesus Christ’s resurrected body in the world.
So, it’s an especially good time to be refocusing ourselves on our goal of being an increasingly diverse and more inclusive “body” of Christ in a world where many people are challenging old institutions to rethink who belongs, or who has a place at the center of communities.
In the story we’ll be thinking about on Sunday, Peter and John encounter a person who has been “lame” from birth, someone who has been receiving help from other worshipers in the temple. Somehow they are able to restore this person to health—but there are questions about the thing they have done. I hope you’ll join us as we explore this story more deeply, as we talk about what it means to be—together—a renewed and resurrected body in the world.