United Church of Sun City
11250 N. 107th Ave., Ste. 105
Sun City, AZ 85351
Web site: www.uccsc.com
Facebook: United Church of Sun City
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.
Communion - 1st Sunday of each month
Healing Service - 3rd Sunday of each Month
at 11:15 a.m. in Grace Chapel
Bible Study - 11:00 a.m.
in Grace Chapel
The Pastor's Post
“What’s wrong, John?” asked the pastor. “I need you to pray for my hearing,” replied John. The pastor put his hands on John’s ears and prayed. When he was done, he asked, “So how’s your hearing?” “I don’t know,” said John, “It isn’t until next Tuesday” (www.rd.com).
As this newsletter arrives in your home, we have once again celebrated the amazing story of Jesus’ resurrection and now find ourselves in the beginning days of the Easter Season. This is a season of the church year lasting fifty days, from Easter Sunday until Pentecost. It is a season for the continued celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
For centuries, the days after Easter featured laughter filled parties and festivities celebrating the resurrection. It was common for church goers and clergy to play practical jokes, tell humorous stories, and to sing and dance together.
This custom was rooted in the musings of early church theologians, like Augustine, who suggested that God had played a practical joke on Satan by raising Jesus from the dead. The early theologians referred to this as the “Easter laugh.”
In the past 25-30 years, there has been a resurrection of this joy filled practice called Holy Humor Sunday (some refer to it as Bright Sunday). The idea being that as followers of Christ, we are called to live and celebrate the fullness of resurrection life and that includes lifting up God’s gifts of gladness, humor, and mirth
And so we will. We celebrate Holy Humor Sunday again this year during worship on Sunday April 10. Our theme will be, “Hats Off to God” and we invite you to wear bright colored hats (don’t fear, we will have extra hats available at worship). And be prepared to laugh and smile – which is nothing unusual at United Church.
Then plan to attend worship every Sunday of the Easter Season as we focus on the magnificent meaning that comes from Jesus’ resurrection and how that glorious event affects our lives each and every day. I look forward to worshipping with you – always.