Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Our celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection was joyful indeed! With Rev. Emily preaching, and music from the choir of Christ Church under the direction of Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm and with harpist Christa Grix.

Watch the full 10:30 Service here.

Rev. Emily’s sermon weaves together the story of Christ’s resurrection with works by the Trans poet Jay Hulme and reflections on acts of grace. Download the transcript here

Below you will find photos from the day, taken by Bill Matthews and Richard Thomas. 

The Paschal Candle this year was designed by parishioner Marguerite Carlton. The artist offers this description:

This year’s candle is designed to illustrate the spiritual richness of our community – through its people and historic physical surroundings.

The actual thumbprints of people in our beloved community, including representation of our ancestors, are in the liturgical colors. They are shared to bring all of us to life in the candle.

Inspired by Psalm 19:6, the abstract sun, land and water image reflects God’s humanity as well as the importance of baptism. Through a closer observance of the traditional Paschal symbols, including Alpha and Omega and the multiple cross images, you will see many points of faith to be explored throughout our church.

The foundation of the entire cross image on the candle is the fractured limestone to the left of our Woodbridge entrance. It reminds us of our frailties and strength as we build upon the work that began 178 years ago.


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