summer 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter!





Good Friday roads.

Today is Good Friday on the Christian calendar.  We woke up to freezing rain very early and wondered if our church service would be cancelled.  It wasn't.  We live outside the city and it's a 12-15 minute drive to our church on a good day but today it took about 20 as there wasn't any traffic due to the slippery roads as most smart people stayed home.  Not too bad really but I worried all through church how we'd get back home and up the steep hill to our ridge.  The freezing rain changed over to ice pellets which fell from 10:00 to about noon when it changed back to freezing rain.  It was kind of a good thing to see the white road rather than slick ice so we made it home safely.  There were about 200 people at the service - not bad for a stormy day.  Since we are both involved with the music at church we 'had' to be there. 

This storm system came all the way from Colorado leaving heavy snow, ice pellets and freezing rain in its path across the US and into Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.  North of here they are getting a snowstorm.  Our son and his wife have travelled north for the weekend to go snowmobiling as there isn't enough snow on the trails in our area.  One last 'kick at the can' so to speak.  :)
The weather for the weekend will have some sunshine and above freezing temperatures which will melt down some of the snow and ice we have....I hope!

 We have a service on Saturday at 6 and again Sunday morning at 10:30 with special music and message.  We've worked on the music for the past 5 weeks and we are blessed to have so many gifted musicians and singers in our church family!  

We will have our Easter dinner on Monday at suppertime.  I am sure most of you are celebrating Easter weekend with family and friends and attending special church services.  I want to wish you all a very blessed Easter as we celebrate our risen Lord.  


Now I'll try to get caught up visiting some blogs.
Have a super weekend!

Blessings,
Pam

19 comments:

  1. Oh my you are having weather! OF course Easter is early this year. I hope the weather behaves so you can participate in the services you have prepared for. Happy Easter!

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  2. I saw on the news this was heading your way! I'm glad you made it safely to church and back-what dedication.
    Happy Easter to you, Murray and your family.

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  3. Busy few days with all the special church music programs. That you won't have your Easter dinner until Monday evening is pretty wild and says a lot. We missed the snow, but the freezing rain has been a misery all day long and kept John home all day. A first! Pretty pictures, Pam. Very pretty...

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  4. Happy Easter, from way south, where I'm sitting in shorts and a sleeveless...bare foot under a twisting ceiling fan.

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  5. Pam, I'm sorry I had to send you that bad weather! It's still snowing here in Breckenridge. We'll have a white Easter.

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  6. Friends in Toronto have told us about the freezing rain they had and loss of power. It's a widespread storm. I'm glad you made it safely to and from church - I hope that the rest of your trips go as well. The cold and snow may not be welcome, but the photos are ever so pretty. Happy Easter, Pam.

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  7. I'm sorry that Easter came with snow for you. It seems you can still enjoy the celebrations in your church. I'll go for the Resurrection day service, and then we're having friends over and will play some music.

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  8. I do hope this is the last blast of winter for both of us! Hope your Easter music goes well.

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  9. We are having such fine weather that it seems strange that other people still have snow or cold :-) Happy Easter.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Happy Easter! I don't remember the last time we had snow then.

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  11. Happy Easter! We got the weather coming through earlier, but most of it was snow, and topped off by freezing rain yesterday.

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  12. Happy Easter, Pam! Blessings to you and your family!

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  13. Happy Easter . Noe winter storms for us just rain and then sunshine and warmer temps and the grass is very green now ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  14. Glad you didn't get the ice storm we had and by this afternoon it has pretty well all melted.
    I'm looking forward to the Easter service Sunday morning and then family arriving for dinner.
    Happy Easter.

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  15. A blessed Happy Easter to you, Pam. Enjoy the day..xxo Judy

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  16. Happy Easter! Hope your weather improves a bit!

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  17. Happy Easter . . . at almost Easter Day end.
    I hope your musical weekend went well and there were many who appreciated you.
    Happy Easter Monday and dinner too . . .
    ( I am catching up on Bloglovin posts . . . oh my, am I behind!)
    Blessings Pam . . .

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  18. Oh Pam...looks like Easter in Maine! I know you must be ready for a real spring to appear! Hope you enjoyed your Easter day...hugs!

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  19. Wow, you sure are having some crazy weather! I would be like you, worrying how we were going to make it home lol! So glad that the snow was just wet and not icy underneath. Hope that it has all melted by now! We woke up to a fresh layer of snow this morning, but it has all melted now, yeah! :) Have a wonderful week Pam... hope it is spring's turn now!

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