EASTER JOY IGNITED!!!

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise worship - just before dawn and the Easter message was proclaimed. 

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise worship - just before dawn and the Easter message was proclaimed. 

What joy to have so many people in worship at St. James on Easter Sunday.  There was a 23% increase in participation from Easter last year!   Over forty people attended the Sunrise worship - we gathered before dawn around a campfire, light the Christ Candle, heard the Easter gospel, shared Thanksgiving for Baptism, and celebrated Communion.  The 8:30 and 10:30 worship indoors were both full with energy, joy, and people. Beautiful music from the organ, piano, a combined choir, handbells, and youth brass ensemble celebrated our Lord's Resurrection.  Eucharist was served to all ages.  The children who participated in the Good Friday Crosswalk saw the tomb transformed.  

Christ is Risen!  Christ is Risen Indeed!