This year Easter comes late in April. So late that it will be truly the season of spring. The flowers will all be up and the grass will be totally green, even in the north and mountainous areas, new life will be abounding.
So this Easter I shall do as I have done almost every Easter. I will rise early before the rest of my family. I will put out an Easter basket centerpiece in the center of my dining room table. My children are older now and don’t need their individual baskets. In this basket will be a variety of Easter candies, some small gifts, and fake grass. Then I will boil a dozen eggs, make some toast and orange juice, and when the eggs are done, I shall call my children to breakfast. We will sit down as a family and enjoy our breakfast. Then we will get ready as a family to attend Sunday Church Services. This Sunday being Easter our services will be centered around the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I and the others in the congregation will sing hymns of praise to the Savior. We will partake of a Sacrament in memory of the Savior and we will listen to speakers speak about the resurrection. Following this special Easter Sacrament meeting I and the rest of the congregation will go to Sunday School classes where the teachings of Jesus Christ will be taught regarding his resurrection and the atonement. Following these meetings I will go home and enjoy a nice dinner with my family.
Most families in Shelley, Idaho where I live will be doing something very similar. In and around Shelley there are 19 congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, one congregation of the United Methodist Church, one congregation of the Journey Church, and one congregation of The Assembly of God. On Easter Morning each one of these 22 congregations of Christians will be remembering what Jesus has done for every member of the human race.
Will there be an Easter Egg hunt in the Shelley area this year? Yes there will be. In past years many families in the Shelley area have enjoyed their own Easter Egg Hunt. Some have done so on Saturday and some on Sunday within their own families. They will again this year.
There is usually a public Easter Egg Hunt for people of all religions in Taylor Park and this year there is one again. The Easter Egg Hunt is being held on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., with every family attending being asked to bring a dozen plastic eggs filled with candy for each child who participates. Be there early and on time for it begins right at 9 sharp. There are separate areas designated for different ages so that the young ones do not have to compete with any of the older children.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.