Holy Week Begins
by The Rev. Daniel P Strandlund | April 9, 2020Today we begin the holiest days of the Church year, from Maundy Thursday into Easter. While we won't be able to gather together this year, I hope you and your household will set aside time to pray together and with your Church family (however dispersed we might be) via our social media outlets. As a reminder, our Maundy Thursday service will be available this evening by 7pm at our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. Good Friday will be available by 7pm tomorrow evening, and Easter by 8:45am Sunday. However else you choose to mark these holy days--whether by preparing a special home altar or having a particular meal or listening to the various pieces of music Mark and Wanda have put online or observing other rituals, both solemn and joyful--I pray you feel God's Holy Spirit moving among you and yours. Finally, I ask that on your hearts' altars you keep two candles burning in the coming days: one for those who are acutely burdened or afflicted during this pandemic, and the other, with gratitude, for those you hold most dear. Both are ours to hold in prayer.
Finally, on Easter morning, please remember to do something at least a little bit silly. It's the conquering of sin and death, after all. We should behave accordingly when the time comes. Laughter is an appropriate response.
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