Easter 2010

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." -- Luke 24:1-5, NRSV

Earlier this year I rotated off the deacon board, having served for seven some years. However, one of the current deacons was not able to come to church today and he asked me to fill in for him. On the first Sunday of the month, we serve communion. I arrived early to prepare the elements. This is what I found...
Mold4Apparently, last month the communion trays were stored in a kitchen cabinet without first being cleaned and dried. The congregation did have a pot luck after the service a month ago, and the kitchen was crowded with dishes of food, containers, and workers. Perhaps there simply wasn't room to keep the communion trays out and someone put them up just to get them out of the way. But after thirty days, the grape juice had evaporated, leaving mold. The unleavened bread in one tray had grown a white afro.

Plenty of soap, water, elbow grease, and paper towels soon had everything set right.
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