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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Wednesday Festival: Easter Week

Artist: Hanna Cheriyan Varghese (found at Does Not Wisdom Call)

So, Easter week...and headed for "Low Sunday," or "Bright Sunday," as some are calling it. In fact, there are rumors of this being observed in some quarters as "Holy Humor Sunday" (might this be akin to the Prairie Home Companion's Annual Joke Show in the sermon time?)

Lectionary Leanings from yesterday are here. Please continue to share in those comments what you are working on...Thomas, humor, Peter, Revelation?

Quotidian Grace shares the April article she wrote for Presbyterians Today. "The subject is international blogging and I highlighted two of our RevGals--Sue of Inner Dorothy and Nik of A Pilgrim's Process-- in the column so I think it will be of interest to the webring."

Lucky Fresh says, "this has nothing to do with the Easter season, but I wrote a letter to my niece. "

Mrs. M. says, "I've started imagining and stitching with scripture, and it's been a wonderful way to go deeper."

In a difficult Easter Week post, I commented on the Christian Century article Holy Fire: Cremation, a practice in need of ritual. I would welcome comments and discussion.

And MomPriest had an unexpected Easter morning gift.

Monday's post invited us to share our Easter joys and challenges. If you have written more since then and would like to share your reflections (on Easter or anything else), please do so in the comments, and link to posts if you have them. Here's how: <a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a> For a complete how-to, click here.


  1. I just want to say thank you for all the kind comments on Sunday and Monday regarding my son's accident at church on Easter (falling and breaking his arm, resulting in an open fracture which needed immediate surgery). We are all doing okay. This Sunday is Campus Ministry Sunday, which means our students are leading the whole thing. So if something like this was going to have to happen, it happened at the perfect time - right when all the Holy Week and Easter demands were finished, and right as a low-demand week began.

  2. We will be celebrating Joy Sunday, aka, Holy Humor Sunday. Yes, we will have an open mic for joke sharing, balloons, and sometimes, I've had folks do skits. Everyone leaves worship happier, healthier and reflecting on the Easter laugh of God!!
    Here's a couple to get you started:
    A famous Viking returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official who apologized profusely, saying, "I must have taken Leif off my census!"
    A reporter was interviewing a 104 year old woman. "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" She smiled at the youthful reporter, "No peer pressure!"

  3. Opps, forgot to mention that if you check out signs-along-the-way, you'll find a few more to enjoy!!!

  4. I am up way too late (yes it is almost 3 a.m.) editing a paper. THANK YOU for the giggles of our friend Leif...


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