Easter Traditions

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  1. Deacon

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    What are your Easter Traditions?

    Every year I hide the Easter baskets and place notes to guide the kids to the hidden treasure.

    This year will be special; my two year old grandson will be joining the search.

    I'll share this year's notes with you.

    The first one is usually on the kitchen table.

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    Note #1

    Good Morning!

    You know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
    Romans 13:11

    Search under a bed.

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    Note #2

    Keep alert!

    Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
    Matthew 25:13

    Look on the TV

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    Note #3

    But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
    Matthew 13:16-17

    Look under the sink.

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    Note #4

    Keep yourselves clean and pure.

    When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
    John 13:12-16

    Look in a flower pot in the front hall.

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    Note #5

    Ground Yourself in Love

    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, … that …he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend … what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
    Eph 3:14,16-19

    Look under dining room table.

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    Note #6

    But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
    Matthew 28:5-10

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    Share some of your traditions.

    Rob
     
  2. TaterTot

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    How fun, Deacon! We dye our eggs the night before Easter and Easter morning, we wake up and go to sunrise service. Its just across the street since we live in the parsonage, and most folks come in sweats and comfies. The girls always get to wear their pajamas and snuggle under a blanket with some coffee in a sippy cup. After the service, we have a breakfast at the church, then we go home to find our baskets and all the goodies that are there. We go back to church, and after we have dinner either with family or friends, we have our own little egg hunt, just us. Its usually a nice quiet day where we just stay home and be together.
     
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    eggs are for eating
    rabbits are creepy
    i don't like being associated with the word Easter
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    ressurection day traditions? couple services on friday - service on sunday. some hiking on saturday. maybe some longboarding too.

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    Have you looked at your avatar lately? :laugh:
     
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    We get up at 5 go to Sunrise service at 6:30
    Then breakfast between 8 and 9...

    then at 9 we have a special service with communion.
    And we get home about 10-10:30

    Most people around here then go to their families for lunch, or dinner.

    But since I am a transplaned pastor to this area, our families are too far away, so we spend the day with just us...

    I will probably take a nap after while...

    I am definately not a morning person!!!

    I agree with gekko... rabbits are creepy!!
    And don't you dare make a comment about my avatar!!! .....I am blessed!
     
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    :laugh: Tim :laugh:

    I am a morning person, so I get up early and make sure the Easter Bunny has everyone's new Easter clothes laid out (they never know what they're getting). Clothes save money on the dentist bills - no more baskets full of chocolate!

    I always make my salads, deviled eggs, pies, cookies, etc. on Saturday. All I have to do on Sunday is set the table, put the ham in the oven before I go to church and heat up the rolls when I get home.

    I always cook on holidays and I love it!

    We will watch a movie this afternoon, then go back to church this evening.

    My traditions have changed a lot since my kids are all grown, and married, with families of their own. There will only be six of us this year.

    We did the Resurrection cookies last Saturday night and Sunday morning. Those are always fun as they tell the story of Easter.
     
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    This is the first church I have ever seen that doesn't have regular scheduled services on Easter... (SS and 11am service)

    We replace them all with the early services...
    I kinda like it this way... we go to worship early, and are home by 10 am!

    We come to Sunrise service in our Easter clothes, and even 3 lost showed up this morning. One that we have been praying fro for a while... he finally stayed for the preaching... and even set through the communion while the Christians partook of it. He is getting closer..
     
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    I'm with Gekko partially. We don't call it "Easter" because of the origins of the word and the pagan goddess that it's named after. We call it "Resurrection Sunday", although the resurrection took place on Saturday evening. It was discovered on Sunday morning, so that's good.

    Unlike the gods that the days of the week were named after, there are still many pagans who celebrate Easter, either specifically or generally.

    My Easter sermon typically debunks the man-made traditions such as Good Friday and the Sunday morning resurrection, focusing on the importance and the pictures fulfilled in the Wednesday crucifixion, Saturday evening resurrection, etc. Don't really mention the pagan rituals of eggs and hares, except in passing.

    Then, we focus on the importance of his resurrection, separated from his death. His death was sufficient for our spiritual salvation, but his resurrection gives us the assurance that God will fulfill his promises, and it gives substance to our hope that we might one day have glory. That he died that all might be saved, but his blood was shed for many for the remission of sins. That he died that we can be saved, but he was raised for our justification.

    I do emphasize that I don't think we need to necessarily quit remembrance of his death, burial, and resurrection on Easter Sunday, but it is important to remember how the events actually happened instead of the manmade traditions that so many in Chritendom celebrate.
     
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    Ahhh.... so your man-made tradition is to call it "Resurrection Day"

    Rob
     
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    Yes, and I gladly admit that it's a man-made tradition, and I specifically place no Biblical emphasis on it, but do it simply to avoid calling it by a pagan goddess' name.:thumbs:
     

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