Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Morning

We got up this morning and found that the Easter Bunny had left this…he and I worked it out in advance because I told him we were going to the sunrise service this year. He’s a good guy, real accommodating.

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Our church held their sunrise service at the cemetery which I think is really cool…I love the reminder that because of Jesus, death has lost its power over us…

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After the service, we took a walk through to see the old graves. The earliest tombstone we could find was dated 1838. I think if I was going to be buried, I’d like it if someone held an Easter service near my tombstone. I just don’t think there’s anything more hopeful than that.

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Bundled up in the chilly Easter morning…

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When we got back to the church this morning, I slipped into the sanctuary before the service and just sat in a pew in the dark, looking up at the skylight, smelling the Easter lilies and staring at the cross. It was a quiet moment and I was so aware of the presence of God. Like the rest of my life, I so often rush through prayer, like it’s something to check off a list. But this morning I felt like I could just sit, without really knowing what to say.

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And then we had a wonderful Easter breakfast with our congregation.

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To my Christian friends, Happy Easter! To my Jewish friends, Chag Semeach!

love, elizabeth

7 comments:

Jana said...

Happy Easter. What a beautiful service you attended this morning! I love the tombstone with the lamb atop it. Gorgeous! I enjoyed your post on this Easter morn. He is risen, indeed. God Bless, Jana

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

Happy Easter to you both! I hope it's a wonderful day.

S. Donald said...

Wow! You pretty much just described my Easter Sunday morning's when I was a kid--sunrise service at the town cemetery, congregational breakfast, the smell of Easter lilies, and the quiet of the sanctuary. Happy Easter, Elizbeth, to you and Kyle!

Miss Lynne said...

That sounds beyond amazing, I adore visiting cemeteries and I adore sunrise service but I have never heard of churches combining the two. I would have loved to attend. Happy Easter!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sounds like an amazing Easter service! And the Easter bunny showed up too:-)

Karm said...

happy belated Easter!!
The Easter Bunny really knows how to make the morning exciting doesn't he? (:

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