An Easter Thank You
It is a common fact that long distance runners have a feeling of euphoria after a marathon run. Others who undergo a hard workout or some high endurance exercise also have reported this feeling of being on a high afterwards.
For many of the members of the liturgy team at Holy Spirit, the Easter season has been like a long distance run. Countless hours of preparation and work led to some of the most joy-filled and inspirational liturgies. It is no wonder that just like the long distance runners the liturgical team members were also filled with this same good feeling afterwards. It was the good feeling of accomplishment having shared and experienced with so many of our parish community, friends and visitors the fruits of their hard work.
Our musicians spent many hours rehearsing, practicing and setting up for each service. The music was prayerful and reflected so well the nature of each of the services. From the solemnity of Holy Thursday to the sorrow of the passion and then to the joy the resurrection we were moved, inspired and delighted. The Music Ministry is led by Megan Gluhan. To Megan and all the musicians, thank you for sharing the gift of your talent.
For the Art and Environment team, the church was in a constant state of transition and re-decoration. From the simplicity of Lent to the grandeur of Easter, each day provided another opportunity to transform our church environment. The Art and Environment team is led by Sue Schill and Patricia Bilello. Through their artistic creativity and dedication the church was transformed to reflect the spirit of each of the celebrations. To Sue, Patricia and their team, thank you for sharing your creative gifts.
Additional thanks go out to all the liturgy ministry chairs and all the liturgical ministers for their service to our parish throughout the many liturgies. Of course none of this would be possible without the leadership of our Director of Liturgy, Penny Warne and our Director of Shared Ministries, Katie Metzger, to whom we all owe so much gratitude.
Our liturgical ministers are very dedicated and take great pride in what they do. To you all, Thank you for making our church such a joyful and prayerful place to worship. It is hard work. Sometimes it may feel like a long distance run but in the end it does feel so good. As a parish we are truly grateful to you.