Sisters and Brothers in Christ, hear the good news of the Gospel: Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried. But that is not the end of that story…and it is certainly not the end of our own. For on the third day Christ rose from the dead, defeating death once and for all, so that you and I might live as a redeemed people. I announce to you this day, our sins are forgiven. Thanks be to God! Amen.