Sunday, April 04, 2010
Easter, From Sunrise To Noon, @ Tinney Chapel
The congregational group photo above came from the camera of Angela Wylie.
Click on any image above to view it in larger format or click arrow below to view video of congregational song, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today.
Easter At Tinney Chapel: 2010
At least one first: An outdoor Sunrise Easter Service happened this year, followed by a hearty country breakfast at The Quintessential Country Church. Good weather favored us, and a good crowd participated. Pastor Sue Gross' sermon topic was Does The Resurrection Make A Difference? The congregation also sang, Morning Has Broken.
After breakfast, fellowship and announcements, members of the congregation decorated the previously drab, darkly draped Lenten Cross of Christ with flowers to symbolize the New Life of the Resurrection.
At our regular 11 a.m. morning service, Pastor Sue tweaked her sermon topic to Why I Believe In The Resurrection. Lay Leader Ronny Ellison used the Church's stained glass windows to explain the power of symbolism.
Pastor Sue also served Holy Communion at the late service, assisted by Cheryl Ann Newton, and welcomed four new members to Tinney Chapel: Johnnie Unger, Nan Williams, Ivan Barnes and Joe Matthews.
Cheryl Ann suggested reviving an old tradition at Tinney Chapel, photographing the entire congregation immediately after Easter morning service. Both Joe Dan Boyd and Angela Wylie had cameras handy, and two guests--Tommy and Janice Brewer--volunteered to use those cameras so that both Joe Dan and Angela could be in the picture. The one you see above is from Angela's camera and processed slightly by Joe Dan.
The video captured one of the congregational songs at the late service.
Christ Is Risen. Amen.