The Community Church to Hold Special Easter Service
By Ann Mauzé
The interdenominational Community Church of San Miguel invites you to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, March 27, at a special service offered at 11am. Immediately following, there will be a reception for members and visitors. All are welcome.
Easter Sunday service
Sun, Mar 27, 11am
The Community Church
Salida a Celaya 34
The Smart Space courtyard
The Community Church is located on Salida a Celaya 34 in the Smart Space courtyard.
This traditional Protestant worship service includes readings from scripture, a sermon, communion, and special music in honor of Easter. The Reverend Steven Winkler will preside. Our Easter message, drawn from the Gospel of John 20:1–18, is entitled “O Mary, Don’t You Weep: Jesus Is Calling Your Name.” Early in the morning, Mary Magdalene made her way to the cemetery, only to find the stone rolled away from the entrance to Jesus’s tomb. The indignities shown Jesus had seemingly continued even after his brutal death. The pain and anguish for one who loved Jesus was unbearable. The principalities and powers had the last word. Hope had given way to deepest despair. But that morning—that Easter morning—a new word was spoken, a new day had dawned. We shall gather in that holy light!
Steven Winkler is the Community Church’s current Minister-in-Residence and will be in San Miguel through April. Steve and his wife, Heather, live in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, where he served as senior pastor of the Protestant Community Church for 12 years until his recent retirement. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and has also served churches in Vermont and Ohio.
The Minister-in-Residence program of The Community Church has been in effect for over five years. Outstanding ministers are invited to come to San Miguel de Allende for a few months to preach, teach, and share. While all are associated with traditional Protestant denominations, they bring a diversity of experience, interests, and viewpoints.
The Community Church believes strongly in the value of outreach and, through its donations and personal efforts, supports several nonprofit organizations to help the less fortunate. For further information about The Community Church’s mission and its progressive outreach programs, go to www.thecommunitychurchofsanmiguel.org.