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Thank you St. Philip for a very meaningful Holy Week and a great celebration Easter Sunday!  In no particular order:

  • Thanks to all the cooks, setup and cleanup crews for our Maundy Thursday Agape Meal!
  • Thanks to those who brought "stations" and participated in our Good Friday Stations of the Cross Service.  As experiments go, I think it went well.  Part of the credit for that goes to Dave for choosing appropriate music which helped capture the mood of the meditations.
  • Thanks to all of you for the wonderful flower arrangements and wonderful brunch dishes for our Easter celebration.  A special thanks to Shannon and helpers for hanging the lanterns!
  • And thanks to Anna for putting together the liturgies and doing the extra work that Holy Week calls for.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter weekend celebrating with friends, family or both and if you weren't able to, I pray that you know that the Risen Christ is alive in you, leading you into "your Galilee," wherever and with whomever that is! 

But of course, Easter is not a solitary day but a seven-week feast!  Just as we explored the meaning of the cross throughout this past Lenten season, we'll be exploring the nature of "the new resurrection order" throughout the coming weeks.  This will include our Sunday gatherings as well as our Thursday study group.  The Resurrection is not merely an event but can be likened to a "worldview," so it's entirely appropriate to ask, "How does God's 'new order' affect __________ (fill in the blank)?" If you have a topic you'd like to discuss or would like addressed as part of our Sunday gatherings or for our Thursday group, please drop me a line and I'll see what's possible.