A church in my general area advertises that tomorrow will be "The Biggest Sunday Ever!"
No pressure, preachers.
Meanwhile, here we sit in the funny place between.
The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. (Luke 23:55-56, NRSV)
That must have been an uncomfortable day. And in our own time, while God is dead, the flower committee certainly is not.
How is it with you today? Are you writing a sermon? Preparing for a vigil service? Will you be up at sunrise? Leading multiple services? Singing or hearing the "Hallelujah Chorus?" (Exhausted yet?) Chime in via the comments and let us know. Tell us what you're preaching: Luke? John? Acts? And if you have a great idea for a children's message, please share it!
There is coffee cake to share, and coffee and organic green tea (all Fair Trade!). Whatever else you bring to the party, bring yourself. We are in it for the long haul today and will join in the hymns of praise when Easter morning dawns!