Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
There’s a funny rhythm to the church calendar. We begin around Thanksgiving with the first Sunday in Advent. Which is a funny, four-week season of anticipation. It is also one that has traditions that we add to our lives, often calendars and wreathes, which we use to mark the time.
Another season with a particular “add-to-my-life” character is Lent; a season famous for taking on and abstaining with a discipline of devotion. We’re used to doing things differently.
Easter, on the other hand, has, in recent years, taken on a “phew-it’s-done!” character. Lent is over and the haul that is Holy Week leads to some sleeping in and resting that first week at least.
But Easter is also often graduation season and planning summer trips. It is a time in which we begin planning and doing things differently. Not because the church calendar encourages any of this, but because our secular calendars do. It is a season of celebration, yes. But also rest and restoration. So it seems that we have
an interesting dance in the Easter season.
One thing that we will be trying out over the next two months is a new Bible Conversation beginning on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 am. We will be reading the Bible, one chapter at a time. But there’s a wrinkle to it. And you may just have to see it for yourselves to see what that is.