Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone!

Easter is here and it's a beautiful day here in Florida. The sun is shining and I'm sitting on my back steps enjoying a cup of morning coffee as I watch the birds and squirrels eating their Sunday breakfast that I put out for them. My 7 cats are enjoying watching them as well. hahaha!

The Easter eggs are drying on the kitchen counter and my Easter Basket is full of grass and ready to be filled with all the colors of the rainbow. I just love how pretty they look in a basket.

Easter was my Daddy's favorite holiday. Every time I see an Easter Egg I think of him and I guess I always will. Hiding those Easter Eggs each year was something that he looked forward to all year long. LOL! I can see him now.

The Easter Egg (http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/The_Easter_Egg.html)

As with the Easter Bunny and the holiday itself, the Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians.

In Pagan times the egg represented the rebirth of the earth. The long, hard winter was over; the earth burst forth and was reborn just as the egg miraculously burst forth with life. The egg, therefore, was believed to have special powers. It was buried under the foundations of buildings to ward off evil; pregnant young Roman women carried an egg on their persons to foretell the sex of their unborn children; French brides stepped upon an egg before crossing the threshold of their new homes.

With the advent of Chrisianity the symbolism of the egg changed to represent, not nature's rebirth, but the rebirth of man. Christians embraced the egg symbol and likened it to the tomb from which Christ rose.


When is Easter?
Easter is termed a movable Christian holy day because it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. Easter falls at some point between late March and late April each year (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity), following the cycle of the moon.

Easter in the United States is celebrated on:
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunday, April 4, 2010

In Canada:
Easter Monday is celebrated on the following dates;
Monday, March 24, 2008
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday is a time when families go to church.
In honor of that we thought we would list a few church funnies of REAL Advertisements that appeared in various church bulletins. ~giggle~

Don't let worry kill you -- let the church help.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
The rosebud on the alter this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer.
This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.
Tuesday at 4:00 PM there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will please come early.
Wednesday the ladies liturgy will meet. Mrs. Johnson will sing "Put me in my little bed" accompanied by the pastor.
Thursday at 5:00 PM there will be a meeting of the Little Mothers Club. All ladies wishing to be "Little Mothers" will meet with the Pastor in his study.
This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come foreward and lay an egg on the alter.
The service will close with "Little Drops of Water." One of the ladies will start quietly and the rest of the congregation will join in.
Next Sunday a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet. All those wishing to do something on the new carpet will come foreward and do so.
The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.

An Easter Trilogy http://wandascountryhome.com/trilogy/
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsvRGLQqeVQ

Stephen & I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Easter. It's a wonderful day to spend with all your friends and family and make lots of loving memories that you can cherish for always. On this Easter Season I hope everyone does just that.
Make everyday a Holiday, Happy Easter to all! -Stephen & Pam

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog always brightens my day. Happy Easter. MaryLou

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter to all. Now what do we do with all the left over hard boiled eggs???? Thats the question??? I visit your blog every Friday night and do a weeks worth of reading. Love it! Becky

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