Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Easter Weekend

I finally downloaded the photos from Easter Weekend... and as usual we seem to have been thinking more of our guests than the camera!

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!

Easter Breakfast

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.


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I wish I had been able to join you. I just attended a few church services. No special meals.

Anonymous said...

If the Lord makes me any more handsome, you're going to have to start charging money for people to view your blog.


Laurie Elliot said...

I wish you had been able to join us, too, Matthew. And Kris, don't let your head get too swollen - if you don't trim your hair soon no one will be able to see your handsome face. (We love you even if you are a little crazy sometimes!)

Laurie Elliot said...

PS to anyone with a number fixation. Today I realized I missed one - there were 21 adults there Sunday evening. But the testimonies, responses and conversations were much more interesting than the numbers!