This Lent has been a very poignant time of self-reflection for me, shaped by preparation for our journey together as followers of Jesus. I have been reading St. Andrew’s newsletters and love reading about your shared life in worship, service, and fellowship.
Senior Warden Sue Murray has been updating you (thank you, Sue!), so you know we have had many big life events pushed into a short span of time. Although we thought I would rent an apartment for my first months in Greencastle, we’re lucky to have found a wonderful house near the church. By the time you read this, I will be in Greencastle, settling in and getting ready for our first Sunday together, April 10.
We’ll have many chances to get to know each other in the coming months, but I wanted to plan one that would help our Easter preparations: dying Ukrainian pysanky eggs. We love making pysanky eggs and started when our children were small—little ones can make very satisfying and beautiful eggs. The eggs will be a part of a decoration in church on Easter Sunday and taken home after.
Our three daughters are now grown, but we still make pysanky eggs if we get together near the holidays. Aileen lives in Missoula, Montana; Marilee just started a three month stint teaching English in Italy; and Caroline, together with husband Nick and son Gabriel, live in Urbana, Illinois. Gabriel is our first grandbaby and just turned one month last Saturday. New life and new lives are definitely our themes for this season.
I look forward to joining you soon!