It's been a great day! I made it on time to the 7:00 a.m. sunrise service (I set three alarms) and really enjoyed the calm and contemplative feeling of those early-morning intimate moments. We had a great breakfast afterward and then had a wonderful 9:30 a.m. service. It was full of energy and life and joy...just the way worship on Easter Sunday should be.
We almost gave new meaning to the phrase Easter Egg Hunt. Our Chair of Education was out of town but had brought by the previously-filled Easter eggs and left them at the church. They were to be hidden immediately after the 9:30 service while the children were having an abbreviated Sunday School class, and then the kids would be set free to hunt. The only problem was that no one knew where the Education chair had left the eggs. We tore the place apart trying to find them, and finally the one person who knew where they were showed up and clued us in. It was a good save.
We hosted Easter dinner tonight for our friends with a menu of lamb, roasted carrots with rosemary, wild rice and mushrooms, chard, cornbread, pecan pie, and creme brulee. It was, as always, a great time.
Hope yours was wonderful, too.