Last week I hosted an Easter Webinar “Easter in the Holy Land” that my brother, Dr. Carl G. Rasmussen shared slides and commentary of the historical Easter events that took place in Jerusalem. It was a highlight.

The webinar was well received by over 350 people! (And you can still watch it at the link below).

When people registered they had the option of answering the question,
“How do you Celebrate the Meaning of Easter?”

Over 70% of the registrants answered and I thought I’d share 15 of the most interesting and inspiring answers to help you think about how to celebrate Easter this year as we emerge from a year stay-at-home directives. Easter last year was all Online Celebrations. This year is different, thank the Lord.
Make it special!

15 Ways to Celebrate Easter!

Here are 15 responses that can give you ideas on how to celebrate

  • Linda – Worshipping in church and being with family

  • Judy – Church family breakfast + sunrise service, then a special dinner later with family
  • Janet – Easter choir is a must
  • Marie – Fasting/review book of John/dinner with family/ gratitude.
  • Beth – Reading the Bible leading up to Easter.
  • Lana – On Good Friday remember the death of Jesus with communion and Sunday celebrating His resurrection.
  • Sharyn – By attending Masses on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday leading up to Easter Sunday.
  • Anita – I make and decorate a resurrection cake. We enjoy a special Easter breakfast and morning worship service with our church family.
  • John – Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at a sunrise service and with family for a brunch.
  • Tammy – We attend church of course. We have a meal of lamb and talk about Christ being the perfect sacrificial Lamb of God. Given for us!
  • Cathy – We color Easter eggs with the kids & enjoy hiding & hunting for the eggs. We celebrate Jesus’ atonement. It’s not about the bunny, it’s about the lamb.
  • Patricia – Sunrise services, family dinners, responding to the words “He is risen” with “He is risen indeed!”
  • Holly – By focusing more on what Jesus went through during Passion Week leading up to Easter. Go to a Good Friday Service and Resurrection Sunday service and enjoy the afternoon with family and a big meal.
  • Sandor – The church plant I pastor in Budapest, Hungary sends out Bible studies throughout the Holy Week, then we are hosting Seder dinners at homes (this might be cancelled due to Covid) and on Sunday we celebrate Easter at our online worship service.

Fascinating, isn’t it? There are many traditions and the most common one listed was to be in church on Easter and celebrate with a special meal afterward. How about you?

Resources for Easter:

BIBLE READING: Do you have questions about Easter?
Read the last 3 chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John as they tell the Easter story from their perspective being there.)

ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Here are a dozen Online Services you can plan to attend if you are looking for some beyond your own local service CLICK HERE

I hope this helps you celebrate Easter intentionally. Last year we could only do it online. This year, let’s be joyful, grateful, and celebrate together wherever you are!

Warmly,

Marcia Ramsland, Your Organizing Pro

Easter in Israel Webinar

“Easter in the Holy Land!”
A Free Webinar

You’re invited to a Free Complimentary Webinar to tour the Israel locations with commentary & insights from the biblical and historical expert, Dr. Carl Rasmussen. This presentation will walk you through the steps and locations of the trials, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. You’ll feel like you’ve been to Israel and have a fuller understanding of Easter in its real setting!

Watch “Easter in the Holy Land” Here