Easter in Texas

Throughout Lent Steve sang at mid-week and Sunday Lenten services as we prepared for Easter. In addition to that, some of the churches had a few extra activities that we enjoyed.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas held a living passion, where participants walk through holy week, so to speak.

Here is Palm Sunday.

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Washing the “feet” of the disciples.

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The Lord’s Supper.

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The crown of thorns (although I’m told the real thorns were longer).

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Pounding in the spikes.

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Tasting the gall.

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He is risen. He is not here. Why do you look for the living among the dead?

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The next church held Easter for Kids after church.

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Steve accompanied the participants as they sang for the parents. (Three of ours are in there. See ‘em?)

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It ended with an egg hunt.

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The next Sunday was Easter (and Emily’s birthday).

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The ladies at Gethsemane wore their Easter bonnets!

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And so did Little Boo…who was pulled out of bed very, very early to get ready to arrive two hours early for a sunrise service. I mean, really, why go to bed? Wink.

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Some of us enjoyed the Easter breakfast…

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but Eliana couldn’t eat it. That’s okay. She brought her old standby.

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After the beautiful service, there was a fun Easter egg hunt.

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Don’t you just want to squeeze that darling little boy in the background?!

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Some of the eggs were confetti eggs that you break over your (or someone’s) head. Of course, we had to try it.

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Christy tortured the children with the obligatory annual Easter picture.

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Whatever!

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And then we headed back to our campsite on Mustang Island where we had our own little Easter fun and a birthday party for Emily.

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Um…yum! Homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs.

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Homemade chocolate “almonds of joy.”

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He is risen indeed.

Now on to Emily’s birthday party—same place, same day.

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