Holy Week 2021: Easter Day

7.32am Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia!

9.02am I’m up, dressed and ready to do the notices for this morning. Apart from the services today, I don’t have a huge amount to say other than to wish people a very happy Easter!

10.30am I have just arrived at the cabin for the streamed service at 11. It’s lovely to have shared so much of Holy Week with local colleagues! This service will end with the doors being flung open into the garden so that people can walk outside and sing Thine Be The Glory.

12.01pm Just dashed across Norris Green to the Good Shepherd for our communion service outside. I haven’t done a ‘mad dash Sunday’ running from one service to another in over a year now! When I pulled up, I was very excited to hear the keyboard being played and to see the doors flung open wide! Just to get organised with the camera, my robes and the chairs and then we will be good to go!

2.14pm I have just walked through the door and I am absolutely buzzing! That was such a great Easter celebration! Just to be able to sing with other people outside in the sun has done wonders for my spirit. Just to be able to share communion with my church family on this special day was an utter delight. Honestly, if your Easter is all about eggs, you ought to give this a try! It is the best feeling ever.

4.04pm Nathan has just finished cooking and he has made a beautiful roast. Just what I fancied!

7.12pm I’ve woken up from a much needed nap. I feel better for it, but when I woke up, the adrenaline was still pumping. I was thinking what day is it? What time is it? Where do I need to be? What do I need to do? Thankfully, I don’t need to be anywhere or do anything! Nathan is out at church doing his last service of the day and I’ll tidy away the pots. I also need to edit the service and upload it, but apart from that, all things for Easter 2021 are finished.

9.01pm I’m just waiting for the video to finish rendering before I upload it to Youtube. As I went through, I spotted one or two funny and poignant moments, so I’ve taken screenshots and posted below…

Before the service, a pregnant vicar adjusts her mask.

Saying ‘It’s Easter Day so we can sing!’

When the wafer flew off the paten and I bent down to pick it up chuckling to myself.

Part way through the Eucharistic Prayer, a little boy walking past made him Mummy stop so he could watch what was happening. I stopped, waved and said hello.

‘We break this bread, to share in the body of Christ’

It really has been the most beautiful of days. At Easter, we celebrate the miracle of all miracles, the empty tomb. It’s a game changer. It’s a life changer. It’s a world changer. It is the very best of news. Watch the service or get in touch if you’d like to talk about it more!

Thank you so much for following my blogs this year. I can confidently say that it’s an Easter I won’t forget! The video is nearly done, and I’m tired. So I’m going to put my PJs on and have another piece of Polly’s amazing chocolate cake.

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia!

Goodnight x

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