We knew Easter was going to be different this year - churches empty, brunch gatherings smaller, the mood more subdued. The holiday somehow seemed less lofty - kind of "deflated" this year. The disruption to everyday life from the COVID-19 pan-demic didn't stop St. Peter's collection of food and funds for Valley Outreach (VO) this spring.
But we WILL celebrate Easter - just not on April 12th. We will celebrate when we can come together again for worship and when there is news that the major danger of this pandemic has eased (or so we hope!)
Then we will hold hands and mourn what's lost, give thanks for what good we have seen and celebrate the resurrection that God works and is working in our lives, our commun-ities, our nation and our world.
We are a Resurrection People and Alleluia is our song!