Sunday, April 12 is Easter Sunday in the Christian tradition and the beginning of a 7 week Easter season. Under ordinary circumstances, churches hold various different celebrations, including a vigil on Saturday evening, a sunrise Easter service, and/or an extra special celebration at the usual Sunday worship time. Because of the pandemic, Christ Church here on Gabriola is offering a personal retreat for Easter Sunrise, in lieu of worship in Petroglyph Park. The resource contains varied readings for the Easter season, a step-by-step process of Lectio Divina (sacred reading), and an invitation to Forest Bathing (meditative walk in the forest using all 5 senses). The resource is available to all. If the invitation resonates with you, you’re welcome to access the materials here.

Blessings to all in this season of social distancing, where even emerging new life is unstoppable!