I have been missing the youth group from Tiny Village and working with them to plan the Sunrise Service. We always flowered the cross as part of that service. One of the kids posted the traditional family pictures in front of the flowered cross on facebook.
Snippets from Easter at Capital:
Attendance was up 50% over last Sunday. We ran out of bulletins, which is a wonderful problem to have.
People were telling me how much they enjoyed Thursday's service.
One of the three projectors went bad this morning-- we hope it's just that the lamp is going bad and we can replace it and solve the problems.
The choir sang the Hallelujah chorus today-- and did a good job.
We've been doing dialogues, and a couple of weeks ago I figured out that it was easier if we froze two of the projectors and projected the dialogue on the back screen where the congregation couldn't see it without turning around. This morning, the designated freezer forgot to freeze one of the front ones. We had to go back and freeze it and start the proclamation over again.
We had helium balloons tied to the chairs this morning, and one was directly in my line of vision, causing me to do all kinds of contortions to read it. I finally got up and grabbed the ribbon of the offending balloon and handed it to the person closest to it. The congregation was amused, of course.
Daughter continues to be cooperative. In about 30 minutes we'll head out for dinner with Sister Best Friend and her family.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!