Easter is the biggest day of the year for the Church. It is indeed the day we build towards every year through the season of Lent and all the Holy Week services. It is the “Hallelujah Chorus” of Sunday worship services. On this day we celebrate the greatest news ever proclaimed, “Christ is risen”, victory is won.
I would remind you that both morning services are identical on Easter, complete with full choir and brass and all the children’s activities. So if you normally are an 11:00 am. worshiper, consider coming to the early 8:45 a.m. service to help balance out our crowds. Special music will begin 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service.
As we always do on Sunday morning, you can park on the square, but don’t park on the corners of the square to make room for the trolleys to get by. The weather forecast is for a beautiful warm sunny morning, so while parking might take a couple of extra minutes, parking a little farther away won’t be so bad for an Easter Sunday morning walk in beautiful downtown Savannah.
There is nothing like a packed house full of the hopeful energy of Easter morning, Monica and the choir leading us in rousing songs of Easter praise, and the sacred beauty of the Wesley sanctuary adorned with signs of spring to stir our souls and lead us to experience for ourselves the presence of the risen savior. So join us for this great day and bring a family member, friend, or neighbor with you to the celebration.
Don’t forget however that to get to Easter, you must go the way of the cross. On Thursday evening we will have a Maundy Thursday Communion service at 6:15 p.m. in which we gather at the table to remember the command of Jesus to “do this in remembrance of me” (we’ll have dinner from 5:15-6:15). And on Friday, we will have a “Good Friday” service at 12 noon, followed by a light lunch. The experience of these days will leave our hearts humbled by and grateful for what Christ has done and hungry celebrate the resurrection on Sunday.