By Martha Williams

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday.

Every year it has seemed to me that from New Year’s Day to Easter took forever to go by. But this year, the time seems to have flown.

While the main aspect of the holiday is the celebration of the most important point of our faith — the resurrection of Jesus Christ — it was always also a time of celebration for the kids, with colored eggs and goodies of all descriptions. But your kids grow up and when you arrive at my age, so have your grandkids.

My youngest grandchild is nearly 20, serving in the Army in South Korea. And my something like 20 great-grands are all either on the East Coast or Texas and Kansas, so I have to settle for pictures posted by family on Facebook. So, with the exception of my youngest daughter who does live here, my “family” is my church family at New Life Community church.

Here are the scheduled services remaining in Holy week — things today, and tomorrow, which include some sunrise services. I hope the nice weather continues for those.

Saturday events:

Grace Lutheran Church – Family time for parents and kids through Grade 6 – Resurrection party and Easter Egg hunt 1 p.m.-3 pm.

Sunrise services:

United Methodist of Redwoods (Klamath) - Wilson Creek Beach. Meet at 6:30 a.m., service starts at 7 am. Cancel if it rains.

Calvary Chapel - Mouth of Smith River, 6:30 am – rain moves it to the church. Dress warm, bring lawn chairs.

New Life Community Church -On the beach by Marine Mammal Center, 7 a.m. Rain moves to the church.

Evangelist William Hayes - Battery Point Lighthouse, 7:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday services:

Grace Lutheran - 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, Easter breakfast at 9:45 a.m. no Sunday School.

Crescent City Methodist - 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist of the Redwoods - 10 a.m.

Hiouchi Community Fellowship - 10:15 a.m.

New Life Community Church - 10:30 a.m., potluck follows service.

Fort Dick Bible Church - 10:45 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal church - 10 a.m., flowering of the cross by children just prior to service.

Solid Rock (Mary Peacock School) - 10 a.m.

The Refuge - 10 a.m.

Trees of Mystery - 3 p.m. trail free for service only 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Forest cafe will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Easter brunch.

Coming soon, Heaven’s Connection will bring some great music, God’s message, and not a few laughs to New Life Community Church 6 p.m. April 15.

As much as I am not a morning person, (having worked evening shift most of my career), I do love the Sunrise service on Easter Sunday. It’s one I would not miss. Seeing the sun come up over the ocean as you sing is a wonderful start to the day that marks what God did for us in the sacrifice and resurrection of his son to give us the option of eternal life.

To contact Martha Williams, call 707-460-3000, or email watchnwait@charter.net .

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