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.
Washing the “feet” of the disciples.
The Lord’s Supper.
The crown of thorns (although I’m told the real thorns were longer).
Pounding in the spikes.
Tasting the gall.
He is risen. He is not here. Why do you look for the living among the dead?
The next church held Easter for Kids after church.
Steve accompanied the participants as they sang for the parents. (Three of ours are in there. See ‘em?)
It ended with an egg hunt.
The next Sunday was Easter (and Emily’s birthday).
The ladies at Gethsemane wore their Easter bonnets!
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.
Some of us enjoyed the Easter breakfast…
but Eliana couldn’t eat it. That’s okay. She brought her old standby.
After the beautiful service, there was a fun Easter egg hunt.
Don’t you just want to squeeze that darling little boy in the background?!
Some of the eggs were confetti eggs that you break over your (or someone’s) head. Of course, we had to try it.
Christy tortured the children with the obligatory annual Easter picture.
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.
Um…yum! Homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs.
Homemade chocolate “almonds of joy.”
He is risen indeed.
Now on to Emily’s birthday party—same place, same day.