I Am the Resurrection and the Life
The summer service motto relates to the conversation Jesus had with Martha just before Jesus resurrected Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, from death. Jesus said to Martha: ”I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” “Yea, Lord: I believe,” She answered him, I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” (St. John 11:25–27)
The motto stops us to think what is the foundation of our faith and the final goal of our faith and life. The motto also has a clear connection to the reformation’s 500th anniversary’s core message; “alone by faith, alone by grace, alone through Christ’s sake”.