Easter Morning (early)
It did not cross my mind that adjusting the morning service, to accommodate the two services on Easter would be an issue. As I was driving to Mt Tabor to PMC's usual Easter Morning service spot, all I saw was cars. The cars were lined up the side of the road near the spot that PMC's usually meets. At first I thought I was late, but no, it was 7:10am and the service was to begin at 7:30am. I
crept in my car by the picnic area and saw a large crowd of maybe 50 people. Panicked seized my heart! This spot was hard enough to describe and now I was going to have to find another spot! I looked again and noticed they appeared to be leaving the area. Whew. The other group was out of the space a bit before 7:30am and by 7:40 or so a dozen of us had gathered to worship outdoors on Easter morning. It was a beautiful, sunny, warm morning. We had a great view of Mt Hood. Being in nature is one of my favorite places to worship God. In nature, I become more keenly aware of the power and the mystery that is God. Our small group of PMCers, prayed, shared and read Scripture together. We planted flowers to celebrate new life. As we left the space, I couldn't help but wonder, who was going to be the next person or group of people to come here, to look out the magnificent view and thank God for what they had seen?