There were 26 members of the family and a lot of food to celebrate the resurrection of the Author and Perfecter of our faith on Easter Sunday at Grandma Suzy's house.
Grandpa Joe also in attendance, was driven over from Seattle by Uncle Jon and family. Cousin Charlotte did the scripture reading from Matthew 28, which begins like this:
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdaleneand the other Marywent to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee...'