Sunday, March 30, 2008

Flashbacks

Here we were two weeks ago on a chilly, snowy, Sunday morning in Wisconsin! Light of Christ's first Palm Sunday processional went very well, though. That's Bantam12 carrying the cross, and our seminarian from Nashotah House, Joel P, is censor there in front.


And a friend emailed me these pictures she took at the Easter Vigil (from pretty far back, zooming in). Toward the end (around 10:30 p.m.), Bantam3 started to melt down. Since it was all over but the shouting, so to speak, he and I joined Father Rooster onstage for a change of scenery and a chance to wave a streamer on a stick. Here he is with Daddy right behind him.


You can't tell, but he's near the edge of the stage, so here's me coaxing him to back up.

It looks like I'm all in brown in this shot, but there's actually a groovy hippie flowering plant design (outlined with wooden beads) on the front of my olive green shirt that was quite festive for this special celebration!



And you have got to go here and check out Kim Johnson's pictures from Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. Kim is the photographer who took our family pictures--the ones in the sidebar. Her photos are so beautiful, and she really captured the flavor of those services at Church of the Resurrection. (Remember the "three streams, one river" posts I wrote? Kim's photos "show" what I was trying to "tell.")

Look for Father Rooster in the one with all the clergy in red. My mother-in-law is in the lower right corner of the one with the woman standing up worshiping--and don't miss the ones of children dancing in the aisles on Easter Sunday morning. It's hard to understand why this is such a big deal to these kids, but it is something they look forward to all. year. long! Definitely a tradition we should keep at Light of Christ, I think!

3 comments:

Bronwen said...

Inspiring photos...so many people think of Anglicanism as a staid, boring, old fashioned denomination... This shows how alive and vibrant it can be! How special to look forward to Easter for such a simple reason as to celebrate and praise Him with dancing and banner waving....
Our guys look forward to Easter because we go to a 0630am service followed by a church breakfast of boiled eggs and toast. It's the simple things in life that captures their imagination...

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Love the pictures on the sidebar!! I love seeing you and dh and of course the kids.

Amy said...

GREAT pictures - I felt like I was there!