What a wonderful Easter week we have had. In the last few years, we have either been traveling or not quite connected to a church at our river house. This year was different. After several years we have finally found a church where we found Scripture base teaching, a warm and welcoming congregation, hymn books (no widescreen projection), and a wonderful choir which I joined. We immediately felt that we were at home.
After attending the funeral of one of our best friends we left Kinston and headed to our home on the Pamlico River. Since we were running late Jerry just dropped me off at choir practice Wednesday evening. It felt so good to sing the praises of the Lord and be in an uplifting environment after a week of mourning our friend.
Thursday evening we attended the Maundy Thursday service, a brief service that highlighted Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. It surely brought to mind the solemnness of that fateful night.
Friday we were privileged to participate in a prayer vigil. Our time slot was 6:00 in the evening. What a special time it was, just Jerry and me in a quiet church spending time praying, reading and meditating with our Lord.
Saturday we headed for Clemmons for the birthday party of our 3-year-old granddaughter Olivia and to spend time with our son and his family. Although it was a great day it was exhausting. Three hours of driving from Kinston (we went home Friday night after the prayer vigil) to Clemmons, the party and then four and a half hours back to Pamlico Beach. Whew, we were tired but as my sister said, we were great grandparents! Would we be anything else? Why no!
In fact, we missed Sunrise service but we did get to an uplifting church service at 10:00. The choir did an outstanding job on the specials and the sermon was right on point. Joining in with everyone – it was a full church – to celebrate our Risen Savior topped off a glorious week of celebration of our Lord.
My sister so diligently tries to keep our traditions going even though our mom is gone so she had prepared a delicious Easter dinner. By the time we got back to Pamlico Beach we were tired but exhilarated by a week of Easter activities.
Now if we can just get our motor home back we will be on the road again.