April 2 & April 9
Calling all Easter bunny helpers – we will prepare the Easter eggs following the 10am service on Palm Sunday,
Join in our joyous celebration of Easter with a children’s egg hunt in the churchyard following Easter morning service on April 9th!
What Do Eggs Have to Do with Easter?
The tradition of dyeing and decorating Easter eggs is ancient, and its origin is obscure, but it has been practiced in both the Eastern Orthodox and the Western churches since the Middle Ages. The church prohibited the eating of eggs during Holy Week, but chickens continued to lay eggs during that week, and the notion of specially identifying those as Holy Week eggs brought about their decoration. The egg itself became a symbol of the Resurrection. Just as Jesus rose from the tomb, the egg symbolized new life emerging from the eggshell.