Faith and Life - A column from local faith leaders

  • 2021-04-04, 02:21 PM
  • Rachel Dahl
Faith and Life - A column from local faith leaders Photo courtesy of Stan Lattin
What is our Easter hope?


Once per week or so, Fallon’s faith leaders offer their thoughts on faith and life. Any church or faith community of any kind is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you have ideas for topics we should write about, or if you or your pastor or faith leader would like to participate, please call Pastor Dawn Blundell at Epworth UMC, 775-423-4714. 

If you’d like to talk more about anything you read here, or if you would like prayer or a listening ear, we hope you will reach out to one of us. If you don’t already have a church home, you are invited to join us for worship, too! You’ll find contact information and worship times below.


Olivia Lefort, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

For more info, please call 775-742-9040 or visit

Easter brings new beginnings, new life, and hope. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we are able to be renewed and restored as we strive to be better. John 3:17 reads, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Because of His Atonement, we have hope. We all can try to be a little better. Our modern prophet, Russell M. Nelson said, “At this Easter season, let us worship and praise Him for the peace, hope, light, and truth He brings us.”



Chad Biar, St John’s Lutheran Church

Senior Pastor

In-person worship at 10:00am; parking lot drive-in service on 90.9FM

For more info, please call 775-423-4146, or visit

Our Easter hope is in the resurrection, that we who “were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death… shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His” (Romans 6:4-5). It is in the divine mystery that our loving God did not distance Himself from us and leave us to suffer the consequences of our own actions, but rather broke into the world through His Son and offered Him as the perfect sacrifice to end all sacrifices so that our sin might be taken away – so that rather than suffering death as the wage of sin, we might inherit eternal life (Romans 3:23-26).


Dawn Blundell, Epworth United Methodist Church

Senior Pastor

Worship Sunday mornings online at 9:30am on Facebook Live and KVLV AM980 

For more info, please call 775-423-4714 or visit 

God’s saving, healing work in us and in the world isn’t something that happened 2000 years ago, that goes into effect when we die and gives us eternal life. It’s something alive and active, right here and now. Our deepest needs can be satisfied, our broken places healed and made whole, our biggest mistakes forgiven. That’s where our Easter hope is found. “If God is for us, then who can be against us? …In all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:31, 37-39




Rachel Dahl



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