Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Day in East Geelong and Pacific Islanders

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A happy Easter Day to you all.
 Wesley and Dudley churches in Suva held a combined sunrise Holy Communion Service at 5.30am at the Suva Peace Garden in commemoration of today, Easter Sunday and all over Fiji there were special walks, services and celebratons of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pacific Islanders dispersed in many countries of the world also celebrated today in special ways.

We had an early rise, going to Limeburners Point for the Dawn Service but the sun didn't come up bright and shiny until 7.30 when were up at the church Bay Room eating weetbix and hot cross buns. Then worship at 9 with almost a hundred people including five young men and women from Germany. I said Guten morgan to them and also Ich liber diche which caused a smile. The church was full of colourful butterflies. Then morning tea and I chatted with South Geelong older men and women. George's wife Bale is making roti and curry for lunch. We had many Pacific Islanders t our morning program - Samoans, Tongans and Fijians. Two of them are ministers of the Uniting Church, Rev Sani and Rev Ikani. We are really blessed.

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1 comment:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Actually three people did object to placing a butterfly on the cross as they said the cross should be bare. Though we explained that the butterfly is a symbol of resurrection they still reckoned it was not appropriate.