Easter at Hollywood Lutheran Church
Easter Morning Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013
Choirs! Bells! Flowers! Candles! Music! Food! People! Amazing grace! Love! Eucharist! Prayer! Good News! Peace! Joy! Surprise! Faith! Hope! Celebration! New Friends!
Join us for a magnificent and hopeful celebration of God's reconciling power in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday, often marked with "Sunrise Services," has a more ancient Christian tradition that anticipated the Resurrection at midnight.
These Easter Vigil services are at the same time the most joyous and most solemn Christian liturgies performed, with a series of 12 prophetic scriptural readings, the lighting of the "new fire" and the Exultet or sung announcement of Easter which makes all the connections between God's mighty acts of redemption down through time, and during the night hours, which bring light and joy and gladness to humanity.
The Season of Easter consists of seven Sundays and weeks of joy and celebration--longer than Lent!
During this season the Ascension of Our Lord commemorates the events of Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-11.
OUR OWN EASTER EGGS! Not quite as colorful as the decorated eggs, every Sunday is Easter Sunday when it comes to fresh local eggs. Carl Hunter generously donates dozens of eggs from his exotic hens, in order to raise funds for our Food Pantry. Because "the girls"
| When is Easter? Why does it move? |
The observance of Easter was settled at the ecumenical Council of Nicea in A.D. 325. Very simply, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox (March 21). The date of Easter moves because the cycle of the Earth’s moon is 28 days and does not coincide with our calendar months.
In addition, the Eastern Orthodox Church and other eastern Christian bodies differ from the Western church because they continue to use the Julian Calendar instead of the Gregorian Calendar for their calculations.