by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and
Reverend Wayne Arnason
Although it was Mark Twain in the 19th Century who in response to seeing his own obituary insisted "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the latter books of the new Testament specifically and the Christian message generally from the 1st Century has reflected this same insistence about Jesus' message to us. In a world where nothing is permanent, we treat death as the exception. On this Easter Sunday when Christians celebrate resurrection, we'll look with both respect and a little irreverence at the problems and the possibilities of life - before and after death. The Outreach Offering will be dedicated to supporting our partner organization, Greater Cleveland Congregations.