A Quick Easter Thought

I went to church today. (I know and it wasn’t even Christmas.) It seems that the first Easter message was not “Jesus is risen” but “Fear not”.  It came from an angel.

BTW, everyone kept their distance and it was not crowded. No $500 fines were given out.  It was about as dangerous as going to a supermarket.

Any quick Easter thoughts from you the unchurched? (I am looking at you Bubba. :-))

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6 thoughts on “A Quick Easter Thought”

  1. They did not hold the usual Easter dawn service in the cemetery at my sister’s church, the one I grew up in. But my sister and her husband went and stood quietly in celebration , and she reports about twenty other couples and singles were there with them, at a safe distance.

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  2. We had worship via livestreaming.  There were probably 15 or 16 people in the church to put together a quality livestream worship.  That technically violates the 10-persons rule, but I am not aware of any overzealous police in our state that have wanted to bust worshippers.   Having livestream worship is a great advance over the situation during the Spanish Flu of 1918.

    The message is the same joyous celebration of our victorious Savior’s triumph over sin and death.

    I will be sending out a message of encouragement to the families whose kids will be in my Sunday School class when we resume.

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  3. One of our Catholic friends texted that livestream worship put her in mind of the Whos in Whoville singing their Christmas song without the Christmas tree.

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  4. Jojo:
    They did not hold the usual Easter dawn service in the cemetery at my sister’s church, the one I grew up in. But my sister and her husband went and stood quietly in celebration , and she reports about twenty other couples and singles were there with them, at a safe distance.

    Did she or anyone else take a photo?
    I find it crazy that the times we are living in see a church as nonessential but a grocery store is. Materialism rules the roost.

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  5. My parish used Zoom, with just the pastor in the Sanctuary.  It went pretty well, though it is tough to do the music remotely.

    (Yes, I know that Zoom has got to go, but many of us are not ready yet.)

    My wife is the translator/secretary for the next parish over (one of the bigger multi-lingual parishes in Atlanta).  They put a team in the Sanctuary and streamed via Facebook.  She did the readings for the Spanish masses.

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