Dear beloved community,
Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection. I will miss being with you in person, hearing the choir, singing with gusto, and looking in your eyes as we celebrate communion. I’ll miss the children racing to find eggs hidden cleverly around the garden by our awesome teens. And yes, I’ll miss those killer deviled eggs and heavenly coffee cake in a laughter-filled parish hall.
It helps me to remember that this year we have more in common with the first disciples. On that first resurrection day, there was no trumpet fanfare, no choirs sang, and no one looked their best. In Matthew’s account of that morning when the women found the tomb empty, they were “filled with fear and great joy.” In Mark, all were amazed and terrified. In John, Mary mistook Jesus for the gardener. They encountered the risen Christ in unexpected places, in unexpected ways.
The story of the resurrection begins in the dark, with an empty tomb. But it never ends there. That’s the mystery and gift of resurrection faith. I pray for all of us that we encounter God in unexpected ways – in the glory of a Spring day, in a loving word from a friend, in the inspired work of healthcare professionals, in the amazing ways that we continue to meet together, in glimpses of the transformative Love that knows no bounds. Not even death. Alleluia!
A blessed Easter to each of you,
Easter Sunday at Christ Church
Please join us to celebrate this holy day!
9:30 am Children’s Chapel Easter Egg Homily on YouTube
Please email Ann Enkiri at [email protected] for the link.
10:00 am Christ Church Service of the Resurrection
Live worship on Zoom
You do not have to have a Facebook page to watch. Just follow the link above
or go to the Christ Episcopal Church Kensington FB page.
Virtual Festive Coffee Hour to follow on Zoom at 10:45 am (or a bit earlier. Cathedral folk join us before the 11:15 am Service.)
Don’t forget your coffee, tea, and that festive snack remaining in your pantry!