Saturday, May 14, 2011

Good Friday / Easter 2011

On the evening of Good Friday, we had our annual interfellowship service of readings and music -- always a beautiful night of worshiping together and refocusing on the Cross.  I'm always moved by the music, challenged by the scripture and message, and refreshed by the fellowship.  (A big thanks to Bonnie and Andrew for watching Joshua and enabling both me and David to be at the service this year!)

Then on Easter Sunday, we celebrated the resurrection with a sunrise service on Frist south lawn.  Sunrise was a bit too early for Joshua this year -- now that he's on a dependable morning schedule, we wouldn't dream of waking him to take him out earlier than usual!  So I have no photos of the sunrise service... I hear it was beautiful this year, though.  Easter being so late in the year, it actually wasn't as cold and wet as it usually is for the sunrise service!

The service is followed by breakfast in Dillon Gym, and then a service of Christian baptism down in Dillon pool.  This year, five women were baptized, each giving testimony to the work God has been doing in their lives.  What a wonderful time of remembering God's grace in our own lives, and standing alongside those making a public declaration of faith!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!