Pf. Elisabeth Preckel brought this new German Holy Week through
Easter gift to us which is now sharedthrough a photo.
First the hill and cross is displayed on Good Friday, then the tomb with the sandstone circle covering the opening are added on Holy Saturday, and finally the stone is rolled away and the candle lite on Easter morning and Easter’s ongoing Sundays.
A scene in wood and wax that anyone of us could make with poster board pieces and a candle and display on a table where it becomes a daily sight that stays in place for Easter’s weeks that will bring us to Pentecost. Or, simply cut out this photo and imagine your way through the movement of the pieces that – as pictured – celebrate God’s glorious, beyond words Easter morning when the light of the rising sun was surpassed with the Christ-light of His resurrected presence., The light that shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it; the light that is meant to shine on us and to be reflected by us.
But more than that, engage us, and especially our children, in experiencing the Story that brings us to Easter’s worship and the Sundays in the season.
Rejoicing to join you in Easter’s joy, “Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Your Pastor, Martha B. Kriebel +