Easter Song by
I got me flowers to straw Thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st Thy sweets along with Thee.
The sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, and th’ East perfume,
If they should offer to contest
With Thy arising, they presume.
Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.
I love the way Herbert reminds us that ‘there is but one, and that one ever’ – that Easter is the one day of wonder, of joy, of life abundant and eternal, upon within which all our days are lived as Christians.
Two opportunities to celebrate.
6:30 a.m. at Lake Ontario Park (the pavilion, near the car park). A brief time together of singing and praying and communion and waiting … and then, with the sunrise at 6:50 a.m., a joyous declaration of the Resurrection of our Lord. SonRise!
10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. We hear again the gospel how Jesus defeated the hold of sin and death upon us, freeing us for life full now and the other side of the grave. Have a look at the Order of Service, and join the great chorus of Easter praise (This year you are invited to bring a plant or bouquet – for a pop-up flower display of colour and joy! After the service you can bring it to a neighbour or family member.)
There will be ample and free parking along the city streets and lots around the church – the time-of-day restrictions are not in effect today. During the service there is a nursery offered for infants and a programme also for young children.