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Tie a Purple Ribbon during Lent

Our Easter cross is out on the lawn already. It’s unadorned and awaiting Easter morning. As we all are also anticipating renewed community life due to receiving our COVID-19 vaccine, this year’s journey through Lent to Easter takes on new meaning. Once you receive your vaccine (one or both parts), you are invited to tie a purple ribbon to the cross until Good Friday, April 2. You will find the cross and a box of ribbon at the edge of the courtyard on the Dixie Trail side of the sanctuary. Please visit on a day of your choosing to commemorate your journey through the pandemic. As the cross fills with these symbols of hope, all of us – whether we’ve received the vaccine yet or not – are reminded that we are on the journey together.

Bring a Flower for Easter

As is our tradition, you are invited to bring a flower to adorn our cross for Easter morning. Look for a bucket of water near the cross starting on Good Friday. Bring flowers any time from Good Friday, April 2nd until 4PM on Holy Saturday, April 3. Our Sacraments and Chancel committee will affix the flowers to fill the cross as our expression of love fulfilled on Easter morning.

This opportunity for gratitude and delight is open to anyone in the community. The grounds are open from 8am to 5pm.

For more information about this interactive installation, contact Pastor Lacey Brown at