Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Random Wednesday

Mommy - Two Sundays ago, Mommy was presented with this bouquet of flowers after worship was over from all the kids in Children's Church (including Parker!). It is the perfect spring bouquet for Mommy's desk as the only live thing in it is the ferns and she's not allergic to those! Which is good since the next week and a half at church is absolutely packed with stuff to do for Holy Week and Easter.

Having Fun -The most popular game in our house these days besides the Wii is this one - the Diego version of Chutes and Ladders. Parker loves sitting down to play with Mommy and Daddy.
Of course, he doesn't like it when he loses, but he loves it when he can zip up a ladder and suddenly be winning!

Daddy - Daddy's countdown to graduation continues. He is down with all of the work for 2 of his 3 classes this semester. The only class remaining is "Race and Ethnicity." One of the requirements was to attend a worship service of a different ethnic group and so this morning after dropping Parker off at preschool, we went here:

This is St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey and we attended their special 9am Wednesday Lenten worship service, called the Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts, which is basically a communion service. The service itself was actually held off to the right of the main sanctuary in their chapel, with three priests officiating and nine people in attendance (including us). We were greet warmly when we arrived and it was very interesting to be part of a service in which we didn't know what to expect: 1) the liturgy was mainly in Greek with some English and 2) we had to watch the others carefully for clues on when to stand up/sit down/kneel. Out of respect for their beliefs, we did slip out of the chapel just before the actual serving of communion as we knew that we would be unable to partake. But even though we weren't familiar and couldn't always understand what was being said, the feeling and passion came through and it was beautiful thing in which to take part.

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