Song of the Heart
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea | Come to the Manor, the Table is ready
Sermon Teaser, Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday April 19 , 2020,
”Song of the Heart” , 240 Manor Road East
With the Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, the Music of Tom Marcaccini, the Cornerstone Band, Children’s Ministry with Allison Marcaccini,
Church Life with Marianne Eschker and Manuel Ferreira.
Acts 2:14a, 22-32 • 1 Peter 1:3-9 • John 20:19-31
We are the Song
We are the song of the the Heart. I wear a Claddagh ring that proclaims
with these hands, I present to you my heart and crown it with my love.
In the heart of the word, this Jesus God raised up, in every parable, in all the stories in every living witness. Resurrection is the foundation of the transformed life, therefore the heart is glad.
When we face the moment of the empty tomb, there is terror, there is fear and there is proclamation at the impossible. We are protected by the power of the living God. In our faith and suffering we find salvation, new birth and our sacred humanity.
We hear that Jesus came stood among them. On Easter morning, there witness, commission, the curtain rises, we see the green room, where all the action happens, the grit, the grind and the grace.
We meet Thomas filled with doubt and there it so real we can taste it, the mystery of resurrection.
The gift of grace, the witness, the key to the heart.
God with us now!!!