Sunday, April 28th
Second Sunday of Easter
9:30 a.m. Service of the Lord's Day
10:45 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt & Hot Dog Luncheon
Grace to you, and peace...
What a lovely kickoff to the season of Easter we had on Sunday. I was particularly moved by the anthem that our choir sang and the postlude that our organist played. It was wonderful to have such a full crowd, so many kiddos running around, and such a spirit of resurrection in our sanctuary.
But wait, there's more!
Easter is a season of fifty days, and each Sunday we will proclaim the risen Christ in song and prayer and scripture and silence. This week, per EPC tradition, the Birmingham Girls Choir's Intermezzo Choir will join us for worship (along with friends and family). These young voices sing with praise and joy and I always view their visit as a chance to offer hospitality and a witness of radical inclusion to the BGC families. If that's not enough to get you here, we've got some lovely Easter hymns planned AND an Easter Egg Hunt! (More on that below.)
For one more week we'll be collecting the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. OGHS supports several projects, including Presbyterian Disaster Assistance andthe Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Backing up, we'll gather for Fellowship Supper on Wednesday night. Chicken kabobs, rice, veggies, and tasty desserts are on the menu. We'll take a breather from the heaviness of Lent and celebrate Easter with Game Night. The musicians are taking the night off from rehearsal, but our time of fellowship forges on!
If you're looking for some outdoor time this weekend, I'll refer you to the BIoBlitz going on at Living River on Saturday -- see the green box below.
After worship on Sunday we'll gather all the kids and then let them loose on the front lawn (under careful supervision, and with a special area just for the wee ones) for our colorful Easter Egg Hunt. Once the eggs have been rescued from their hiding spots, we'll move upstairs to Barron Hall for a Hotdog Luncheon hosted by the Christian Nurture Committee. Hotdogs are provided -- you're invited to bring a drink, a side, or a dessert to share.
Thank you all for your faithfulness to this band of Resurrection People. May we live in hope with the joy of Easter in our hearts!
Peace be with you, Joe
2019 BioBlitz at the Cahaba Environmental Center
at Living River
Apr 27 at 12 PM – Apr 28 at 12 PM
What is a bioblitz?
A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.
We will offer free onsite camping or $5 to stay in a youth cabin (16 bunk beds and 2 twin size beds), all overnight options are first come, first serve. We will also provide dinner and breakfast for the bioblitzers!
We are also part of the Cahaba Blueway Project, and are proud to have the first Cahaba Blueway sign installation! This is a great project that helps citizens get connected to their watershed. We will be having a dedication ceremony at 3 pm during the event if you would like to join us.