Easter Sunday is almost here, and St. Dunstan’s is alive with activity. That activity is also happening with our children and our youth. This is a time when we celebrate the risen Christ, and our young people are a part of that celebration.
The Sunday school children have been learning about the life of Christ and how he died and his resurrection. They have created a lovely mural which depicts the crucifixion of our Lord, and it is beautiful. They have also been reading Bible stories that tell of our Lord’s last days. This coming Sunday the children will have a great time with their annual Easter egg hunt. This will take place during their regular Sunday school time, so don’t be surprised if you hear the wonderful sounds of children’s voices as they look for the candy filled eggs outside.
Our Youth Group is also involved with our Easter activities. In addition to raising money for the 30 Hour Famine, which will go to feeding hungry children around the globe, they are taking part in the Great Vigil this Saturday evening. They will gather together with the congregation at the Columbarium and light the ceremonial fire. The paschal candle will be lit from that fire, and our youth will bring that light into the church as they light the many candles that will be there. The “alleluias” will be unlocked, and once again we can sing those words. Our youth serve in many ways, and they are pleased to be a part of the Great Vigil.
On behalf of the Sunday school children and teachers and our youth and their leaders, we wish all of you a very Happy and Blessed Easter. Jesus died for all of us, and through His death, He gave us eternal life. Let us all be grateful for that priceless gift and let the love of Jesus be reflected in our words, our thoughts, and our deeds. Let us praise Him and love Him, now and always.
Happy Easter, and many blessings to you and to your family.
Mary E. Pacher