On Good Friday we had a supper to which we invited our friends. It wasn't a fullblown Passover supper with Matso Ball Soup, etc. But we did have the basics - bitter herb sandwiches, lamb, etc.
We were joined by new friends...
And old friends...
And of course we had a rooster cake!
We don't have a sunrise service in Ajigasawa but every year the Sunday School Department fries fish for breakfast to remind us of Jesus giving his disciples breakfast on the beach. We haven't braved the beach in many years, but this year the weather was so nice that we did have breakfast outside on the picnic table.
The Lamb Cake - AM in Ajigasawa
This year Goshogawara Church joined us for the morning worship service and lunch together. But, of course, I didn't take any photos of the event. John did manage to snap the cake.
The Lamb Cake - PM in Hirosaki
John wasn't there for the evening service in Hirosaki - he was filling pulpits for absent missionaries in Kanagi and Itayanagi - so the only photo I have from the English Fellowship is this one my friend snapped on her cell phone! Again it was too exciting for me to remember the camera. For once I counted - 20 adults and 6 children. But what excited me was the number of countries involved... Japan, America, Canada, Nepal, Brazil, France, Thailand, ... and the testimonies/response of the young people.