24 March 2008

Tragedy + New Life!

Happy Easter! He is Risen! Just wanted to check in and say that we missed seeing you all yesterday- but hope you all had great celebrations with friends and family.

Someone mentioned on our blog that this was Serafini the turtle's first Easter! Sadly, there was a minor tragedy on Good Friday and Serafini passed away. Apparently he had been sick for awhile- and while the water brought him some rejuvenation...it was not enough to revive him!! :( You can imagine how disappointed I was, and I speak for Bethany and myself in sharing our sorrow with you.

The good news, is that I have a new pet Turtle, and his name is Irenaus (ear-i-nay-us) after St Irenaus! He is a *very* active little guy...great swimmer, and one tough cookie. As St Irenaus said, "The glory of God is man fully alive." Hopefully, the glory of God is also 'turtle' fully alive, because I do hope Irenaus is with us for longer than 2 weeks!

In this glorious Easter season, we remember the resurrection of Jesus to new life. We recall the truth, that one day we will see Jesus face to face! After recalling his death and resurrection, let us begin to prayerfully consider how we might follow him with greater conviction. How will you answer His call to 'Put Out Into the Deep Water"?

All of the Volunteers and I are looking forward to our Village Spring Retreat this weekend!!! Thirty of us are signed up so far, making this our biggest Retreat yet! If you have not signed up yet, there is still space available, but signup asap! We will see you at St Thomas this Friday at 6:30pm!


Minni-Mo said...

Can Irenaus come on the retreat? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

DucInAltumBeth said...

Hee hee.. I'm still thinking about it. He has so many special/fancy lights that keep his little aquarium warm... but I'm thinking about it..maybe! :)

mr. peters the younger said...

I offer my condolences for the loss of Serafini and my joy at the reception of Irenaus!
(Bring him to the retreat so we can meet him!)

Can't wait for FRIDAY!!!!!