Resurrection Sunday

We were blessed and rejoiced in Resurrection Sunday. This was our first year to be back in a church building for a Resurrection Sunday service, and we loved celebrating our Saviour’s resurrection with our church family.

We navigated our holiday meal around being at church for 3 hours since our family planned to gather and eat at our house at 1:00 p.m. to allow us to be back to church at 6:00 p.m.

This year Gigi was able to join us, whereas last year Covid restrictions meant no one else could be here. Because Gigi was here, Nathan’s family chose to stay back since several in their families had colds. Christopher’s family also didn’t come since they continue to social distance until later in April when they reach the 1-year mark for Anna Marie’s chemo treatments.

For the two families who couldn’t join us, we plated their food, and they picked it up from our house. That was a bit of a feat since we sent food out to 15 (Anna Marie is on a very special diet so she wasn’t eating our meal.) while trying to keep food hot for the 17 eating here.

It was a sweet time to be together and also to enjoy, what is for many in the family, our favorite meal of the year. We have that meal at Christmas too.

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come,
see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).

14 thoughts on “Resurrection Sunday”

  1. That was thoughtful to plate the meals for families who were eating at their homes! It looks like you enjoyed fresh rolls and ham! What else was on your menu? I am always interested in other families’ traditions. In our family, we always have a special big brunch with eggs, bacon, breakfast casseroles, fruit, baked goods, etc. This leaves the afternoon and evening available for church or family worship. It works for us!

    Psalm 107:9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

    1. The rolls were fresh on Saturday and reheated on Sunday. With church and meal timing, we couldn’t make the rolls fresh. Then we have a 7 layer salad, green bean casserole, potato casserole, baked beans, and Uncle Dick’s favorite dessert (an Oreo crumb crust, vanilla ice cream middle, and hot fudge/cool whip topping. We have called it Uncle Dick’s favorite dessert – even on our recipe cards – since I was a little girl. Uncle Dick was my mom’s brother.

      Your brunch sounds good.

  2. It’s so nice that families can start getting together again unless someone is sick or needs to be extra-careful. I’m sure Nathan & Christopher’s families really appreciated the food you sent them. Those homemade rolls look really wonderful! Actually, your entire menu is filled with many of our favorites, even the special ice cream dessert. I’m sure it meant a lot to Gigi and all of you that she could be with you this year.

  3. Thank you for sharing your resurrection day celebration with us! I’m glad that your family has able to celebrate together a little more this year, and that folks are also being careful and considerate of each other’s health (and thank you for setting this good example).

  4. Thank you for sharing! I see a Spot-It game being played. 🙂 We love Spot It and have several versions ourselves.

  5. Where is Sarah? Was she able to join or is she just the one taking all the pictures? Looks like wonderful family time. Thank God for these precious memories. I love getting together with my family, but we are all so scattered that we don’t do it very often.

  6. The little ones have grown so much that it took me a moment to recognize them! I’m sure the branches of the family that couldn’t come were happy to get their food.

    My church had an outdoor service on Easter, which was a real blessing. We aren’t having indoor services yet, even though most of the congregation has been vaccinated (I am getting my second shot tomorrow). Everything will be nice and fresh when we do go back to holding regular services because our sanctuary is being painted and we’re getting new carpeting! 🙂

    1. So glad the weather allowed for your church to have an outdoor service on Easter. That is what first drew us to the church we are at now. They had several outdoor services in May last year before moving back inside when the initial restrictions were lifted. And perfect that work is being done on the church while it isn’t being used.

  7. Do I spot a black sink in your kitchen? We are planning some kitchen renovations, and just yesterday, a friend shared that they had purchased one and absolutely love it! She said that even cleaning her iron skillet has not marred it. I’m a little skeptical of making such a huge commitment on something so new. How do you like yours?

    1. Yes, it is a black granite, I believe, sink. We have been very pleased with it. Partly because it is used a lot had has much water running through it. When we remodeled the bus we traveled in for several years, we put the same sink in there. But I didn’t like it as much there. On the bus, we always had to conserve water so we used as little water as possible and I often felt the sink looked like it needed cleaning. Not so with our house kitchen sink. I hardly ever have to give it a special, sink cleanser cleaning. It just stays clean looking. We have had it 11 years now, with large family use, and it is just beginning to show some signs of wear.

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