Sunday, April 16, 2006

Shabat shalom! & Happy Easter!

For Good Friday, we attended a Messianic synagogue. We had been hoping to blend in (being Gentiles and late), but as soon as we walked in the rabbi stopped his sermon and said "Shabat Shalom!" There were only 6 people there, so of course they noticed we weren't regulars - also I think the fact that we didn't speak Hebrew gave us away? The rabbi switched to English for the message (mostly) and talked about how the passover and subsequent escape from slavery is a parallel for Christ and our redemption. It was an awesome message. Then we got to play tambourines!!!
On Easter morning, we woke up very excited! Actually, that is a lie, as I woke up grumpy. Alas, it was my 2nd holiday away from home. However, Matt cheered me up with a lovely display of candy that said "Happy Easter!" Then Matt set off to find his basket! Fyodor was very excited about finding his candy. Look at him licking his lips! Observe the craziness in his eyes!
We went to church at the amphitheater. At our service was a good 20,000 people! It is always a unique experience worshipping with so many people. Five different choirs sang, including the little kids, the high schoolers, and the gospel choir. It was awesome. Afterwards we went to Kelly and Fernando's where we ate grilled mojo chicken!
Then we played Farkle and hunted for eggs. Here is Kelly, finding one tucked away in Mariela's hair! The search got a bit aggressive - as you can see, poor Mariela's arm was torn right off, leaving her with just a hand. I'm just glad it wasn't me, as I look forward to playing not one but two tambourines next year!

8 comments:

Brian and/or Megan said...

Oh, it looks like you had so much fun, I nwish we were there! We miss you all so much!

hawk christian said...

So glad that the Easter Bunny has West Palm Beach on his route!!! It's nice to see that you all had a good time.

The Goodfellas said...

i think i ate waaaaay too much candy though! i was jittery and wide-awake until around 3 am! :-( but yes it was very fun. :-)

i miss You and You and You! mcfalls, vanhoutens, and goodmans! :-)

mark and monsita! said...

Is there such a thing as too much candy? It looks like you all had so much fun with the Easter bunny.

kelly said...

no, no such thing!!!! it was sooooooo fun!!!!!!

mark and monsita! said...

I'm so glad you all had a good time!!! We also had a good time, but we missed you all SO MUCH!!!

The Goodfellas said...

what all did you guys do? keep putting up those pictures!!! :-D

mark and monsita! said...

Jenny Fyodor looks cuter than ever!! I really miss him!!!