I hope that you had a blessed Easter and are having a happy and blessed Easter week. I have some very good news for you. Easter is one of a handful of important Christian feasts that have an octave. That means that Easter is so important that we celebrate it for eight days, and then the Easter season continues on until Pentecost.
What does this mean to you? First, it means that if you missed being at church on Easter Sunday, we will still be celebrating Easter this Sunday. So please come and join in the celebration. There will be Easter Lilies, Easter hymns and Easter joy! Alleluia. The Lord is Risen indeed. O come let us adore him. Alleluia. Second, if you were at church last Sunday, the celebration continues. This Sunday the Holy Communion will begin as it ended last week. We will hear the proclamation that Christ is Risen and rejoice because, as the Apostle Peter says, "we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty" (2 Pet. 1:16).
So if you were not at church on Easter Sunday, you have a second opportunity to celebrate the resurrection of Christ this Sunday; and if you were at church last Sunday, the celebration of the feast of feasts continues! "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth" (I Cor. 5:7). "Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:9).
Christian Education classes (Sunday School) begin at 9:00 AM on Sunday, with Morning Prayer at 9:30 AM. We celebrate the Holy Communion at 10:00 AM, with Nursery care for children under the age of four available during this Service. Fellowship and refreshments in the parish hall follow worship. We are a faithful, friendly and growing congregation, and we have a place for you!