What a great morning we had on Easter! Actually, what a powerful Holy Week it was in entirety, full of all kinds of different ways to experience God.
We had intimate gatherings (Maundy Thursday, with a little over 20, and Easter Sunrise, with 10). We had large, energetic crowds (160 of us from local UCC churches on Good Friday evening). We had over 70 people join us for Easter at 10 am, including many visitors. More importantly than these numbers, we had a chance to worship God vibrantly and step into the powerful set of stories that takes us from the cross to the empty tomb.
I need to thank so many of you who helped out, in obvious and less obvious ways -- from bringing refreshments to welcoming visitors, from singing and ringing to preparing a delicious breakfast, from creating powerful altar designs to simply showing up as you are.
I am grateful to God for this church!