Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter

"In Christ Alone, my hope is found,
he is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground firm through
the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when striving cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the Love of Christ I stand..."

Today, Christopher had to work, but I made up my mind that I was not going to just not go to church on Easter! We never found a church in San Diego, and that was one thing we wanted to make sure we did out here in England.

Well, I got up and got ready and walked the couple of blocks to the methodist church here in St. Ives.

Having a regular church was something that we both have been missing, so the whole walk there, I was praying in my head that this would be a good church and that I'd enjoy the service. I walked in and was greeted and then sat down and got settled. I immediately recognized the song that was playing overhead before the service started.... "In Christ Alone"...which is a song that I first heard last year at FUMC-Conover for the Easter Cantata...Denise was supposed to sing it but ended up not being able to, but its a song that I, along with the entire choir, absolutely fell in love with! Its just a great, great song. So, I knew, within the first few minutes, it was going to be a good service. And it was! The woman who preached was a lay pastor for the church, probably only a little older than me, and full of energy! She was great!

After the service, I was getting ready to leave and a young guy came up and started talking to me, and then his friends, a couple about mine and Christopher's age, and the lay pastor's husband. I sat there for almost 45 minutes after the service talking to them and a few others who would walk by and introduce themselves. They even invited Christopher and me to their small group that meets on Sunday nights. It was great to meet people and talk to them and it just felt really good!

After church I came home and worked my tail off in the kitchen! I made ham, potatoe salad, deviled eggs, rolls, green beans, and a peach pie for dinner!

My pie! With a matching dove like my wrist! :)

I also hid the Easter eggs that we dyed the other day in the garden for Christopher to find when he got home!

Angus found his egg!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a wonderful day. Hope you can keep and egg hidden for me to find when I get there!