Sunday, April 4, 2010


The Moravians had a beautiful service today. I heard this on the news. I was hoping there was a video for you, but I'm still looking. They have been in the Winston-Salem area since the mid-1700s. This sunrise Easter service has been presented and attended by people from all over the world.

We had a lovely day today too. We had a church-wide Breakfast, Sunday School was packed and with new members, the choir had beautiful music - When I Survey the Wonderous Cross, In the Seed There is A Flower, and the Hallelujah Chorus at the very end. The pastor's message was great about community and Christ's sacrifices so we could have that community. We had communion and ended after the benediction with Charles-Marie Widor's Toccata from the 5th Symphony. Wow, another year- passes fast. But it is warm and it is spring here again.

Our church youth remove the "sackcloth" covering the furniture and replace it. They bring in a seven foot tall cross decorated with greenery and flowers all over it to signal the start of the Easter service. We all bring flowers from our yard. It is just a beautiful day.

Enjoy this version of the Hallelujah chorus from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in New York. We at least felt like this today and our singing was almost as powerful.

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