There are so many people to thank.
And I’ll do my best to thank them all!
Last week was a truly wonderful time in our church, and there were so many folks working so hard to make it happen. I want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who helped make Holy Week and Easter Sunday so very special. There are surely some names that I will miss, but please know that I appreciate everything that everyone did to make it all happen. Ready? Here we go!
Thank you to our youth who lead the Palm Processional to kick-off Palm Sunday (coming off their overnight stay to cap off the Prayer Vigil no less!) and to their advisors for helping pull it off. Thank you to all of our readers for the Passion Narrative – Al, Mike, Judy, Bob, Charlie, Patty, Marilyn, Carrie, Monica, and Sandi.
Thank you to DWM for hosting the potluck dinner on Maundy Thursday and to Kay for bringing the deviled eggs (always a favorite of mine!). Thank you to the Elders for leading us through the Service of Tenebrae so powerfully – Julie, Carrie, Al, Monica, Mike, Judy, and Patti.
Thank you to everyone involved in all of the special music during Holy Week – the Chancel Choir, the Praise Band, the Maundy Thursday Trio (Julie, Sandi, Nancy), the Easter Brass, and especially Doug for pulling it all together (and writing all of the Brass parts!).
Thank you to the Decorating Crew who made all things beautiful and to Dorothy for leading the charge with a whole team of volunteers. Thank you to the Worship Committee (Carrie, Sandi, Dorothy, Bob, and Don) for helping me to organize the services and plot out how everything would come together. Thank you to Janie for doing double duty in the office to pull off the extra worship services (and for working the lights on Maundy Thursday). Thank you to all of our Sound Board Operators, Liturgists, and Presiding Elders. Thank you to Carrie for working so hard behind the scenes to make sure that we had communion all set up and taken care of. Thank you to the Easter Egg Hunt organizers and to everyone who donated eggs and candy (I think Henry ended up with most of it!).
Most of all, thank you to everyone who joined us in worship!
It was a real thrill for me to spend my very first Holy Week and Easter with you all…and I’m looking forward to many, many more over the years!
Yours in the journey, Rev. Brian