In order to make room for the community to join the celebration of Easter, St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Comox is moving its Easter Sunday 10 a.m. Service to the Comox Community Centre.
“We want to invite everyone to join our Easter celebration,” said Pastor Jim Lyster. “There simply is not enough space in our church to welcome many others – but a move to the Community Centre more than doubles our space and allows us to extend a very warm welcome to the whole community to come and celebrate with us.”
And it will be a celebration. A short drama at the beginning of the service will portray some of the mixed emotions of the first Easter morning. Sorrow, fatigue, confusion and great joy will all be portrayed as parishioners join some of the women who walked with Jesus as they approach the tomb.
Easter celebrations require wonderful music, and this service will not disappoint, with a selection of both traditional hymns and modern songs. A trumpet-led performance of Jesus Christ is Risen Today will open the service.
Liturgical dancers have been preparing to lead in worship, while young adults, teens and children from the congregation will join the celebration with flags.
During this service, there will not be a formal Sunday school or nursery. There will be a quiet play area and activity packages will be available for all of the children.
The service is open to the public.
Easter egg hunt to follow
Who doesn’t like an Easter egg hunt? Children – and the young at heart — are invited to enjoy an Easter egg hunt following the service.
This fun annual activity is set-up by the Youth Group in the gardens of the Community Centre. In the event of rain, the hunt will be moved inside. There is always an abundance of eggs.
Refreshments will also be served after the service.
Those wishing a quieter Easter Morning Service are welcome to worship at St. Peter’s Comox at 8 a.m.
The Comox Community Centre is located at 1855 Noel Avenue in Comox. For more information, call 250-898-7567.