You know you have a fabulous church community when a quick glance at Facebook after Resurrection Sunday worship finds you these posts by church members: "Rosing from the Dead" by Paul J. Willis

Shared by Michelle Hindman

We are on our way home from Good Friday service. It is dark. It is silent. "Sunday," says Hanna, "Jesus will be rosing from the dead."

It must have been like that. A white blossom, or maybe a red one, pulsing from the floor of the tomb, reaching round the Easter stone and levering it aside with pliant thorns.The soldiers overcome with the fragrance and Mary at sunrise mistaking the dawn-dewed Rose of Sharon for the untameable Gardener.

From The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Shared by Sarah Clarkson

"Suddenly Faramir stirred, and he opened his eyes, and he looked on Aragorn who bent over him; and a light of knowledge and love was kindled in his eyes, and he spoke softly.

'My lord, you called me, I come. What does the king command?'

'Walk no more in the shadows, but awake!' said Aragorn...

'I will, lord,' said Faramir. 'For who would lie idle when the king has returned?'"

From Paradise Lost by John Milton

Shared by Brian Brown

“Oh goodness infinite, goodness immense! That all this good of evil shall produce, And evil turn to good; more wonderful Than that which by creation first brought forth Light out of darkness! Full of doubt I stand, Whether I should repent me now of sin By me done, and occasioned; or rejoice Much more, that much more good thereof shall spring; To God more glory, more good-will to men From God, and over wrath grace shall abound.”

From poet and Anglican priest John Donne

Shared by Matt Burnett

We think that Paradise and Calvary, Christ's cross, and Adam's tree, stood in one place; Look, Lord, and find both Adams met in me; As the first Adam's sweat surrounds my face, May the last Adam's blood my soul embrace.

Heard after our Resurrection Sunday service, in which we pass out bells and ring them loudly every time anybody says "Alleluia!"

Shared by Brian Brown

"Easter at Holy Trinity--WE don't need any more cowbell!"