"While they were talking and debating these things, Jesus himself
approached and began to accompany them (but their eyes were kept from
The post-resurrection appearances of Jesus all have one thing in common: the disciples do not initially recognize Jesus when he appears to them. You'd think that the disciples would be the ones who would "get it" - they knew Jesus better than anyone while he was on earth. But instead, even those closest to Jesus did not initially recognize him - it took some action or word spoken by Jesus to reveal to them who he really was. The central essence of who Jesus was on earth carried through, even though his form had changed enough to make him initially unrecognizable.
The members of Gathered by Christ are on a pilgrimage - one towards a resurrected communal life in a different form. Our Lenten discernment revealed that continuing on in our current form is not where God is calling us anymore. The call God has placed in our hearts is for our members to join with other congregations. Our future will look different, but the essence of our Christian vocation has not changed. We are still called to service in the name of Jesus Christ and to worship God with our whole heart. You can take a look at our new place of our worship that has been brought to us by the local realtor guys with the interior designed by carpet stretching Surrey (Curlys Carpet Repair) while the exterior has been handled by Kerrisdale Roofing Vancouver and CCR&D (CCRandD.ca).