Tags Posts tagged with "Easter"

Easter

0
Let the hunt begin. Oak Bluffs Library hunt was Saturday at 11 am. More than 250 kids participated. — Photo by Angelina Godbout
Fin Tiernan and his dad John Tiernan.
Fin Tiernan and his dad John Tiernan.

Saturday kicked off Martha’s Vineyard’s brief but energetic egg-hunting season, with lots to be found at the Oak Bluffs Library, where 250 kids and their parents wandered the stacks and filled their baskets.

Eggs for Sunday's hunt.
Eggs for Sunday’s hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Vineyard Gardens, staff  busily filled eggs (to help the Easter bunny of course) for Sunday’s hunt there.

 

 

1

This Sunday, Christians on Martha’s Vineyard and around the world will celebrate the resurrection.

Bishop Paulo Tenorio, spiritual leader of The Growing Church Ministry, writes about the meaning of Easter. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

In anticipation of Easter Sunday, The Times asked Bishop Paulo Tenorio, spiritual leader of The Growing Church Ministry, a primarily Brazilian church in Vineyard Haven, to discuss the meaning and importance of Easter and the message he will deliver to his congregants this Sunday. His essay follows. A Portuguese version follows the English version.

I am delighted with the opportunity to share a little bit about the meaning of Easter for members of our congregation. This holiday has great significance to all Christians around the world because it carries the message that Jesus is alive. Christ is our living Lord. He has the power to resurrect us from “death unto life” (John 5:24).

In our church, The Growing Church Ministry, we always prepare different types of celebrations for Easter day. These include plays, special singing, and a sermon meant to show to our people that Our Lord is not dead but he has risen from the dead and because of that we can expect a great and blessed tomorrow. On Sunday, in one of our churches, The Growing Church located in Everett, we will have a night of celebration with many singers, group bands, worshipers from all of Massachusetts and we will gather in one congregation to celebrate that Jesus is alive.

I remember when I was a child, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Easter was a day when our family would gather together to have a special lunch prepared by my grandparents. My parents, my brother, uncles and cousins would all sit together. It was a great time we all had together for besides the fellowship we were also taught the real meaning of Easter. This occasion would be also a time of prayer and we would take a moment to thank God for sending Jesus to save us.

I came to America almost 26 years ago where I met my wife, Mrs. Sandra Tenorio. We have been married for almost 24 years and as our children were born we kept the same tradition alive in order to teach them the real meaning of this important holiday. It is more than just a day to eat delicious chocolate and eggs. We have tried to influence their lives by showing them in the Bible the beginning of the Passover, and God’s command to all generations to celebrate this day (Exodus 12), and the joy that this special holiday represents to all  Christians.

This Sunday at 7 pm, I will deliver a message to the members of our church, located at 44 Pine Tree Rd. Vineyard Haven, titled: “Resurrection is our guarantee  for a better future.” In this message I will show our congregation that Jesus when he rose from the dead He came back to his disciples to make sure they had some assurance and the first of them was that he would be with them — and us — until the end: “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Mathew 28:20). And yes to me Easter is about Jesus’s  resurrection!

So may the Lord bless all families on Martha’s Vineyard and around the world.’’

O significado da Páscoa se encontra na Bíblia

Neste domingo cristãos em Martha’s Vineyard e em todo o mundo estarão celebrando a ressurreição.

By Bishop Paulo Tenorio

Estou muito satisfeito com a oportunidade de compartilhar um pouco sobre o significado da Páscoa para os membros de nossa congregação. Este feriado tem um grande significado para todos os cristãos ao redor do mundo , porque ele carrega a mensagem de que Jesus está vivo . Cristo é o nosso Senhor que vive. Ele tem o poder de ressuscitar-nos da ” morte para a vida” (João 5:24).

Em nossa igreja, A Igreja que Cresce , sempre preparamos diferentes tipos de comemorações para o dia de Páscoa como peças de teatro, canto especial e uma mensagem mostrando ao nosso povo que o Senhor não está morto, mas ele ressuscitou dos mortos e por isso podemos esperar um futuro grande e abençoado . Este ano, em uma de nossas igrejas – A Igreja que Cresce em Boston localizada na 1691 Revere Beach Pkwy, Everett teremos uma noite de festa com muitos cantores , bandas , grupos de adoradores de todas as partes de Massachusetts e que se reunirão em uma so voz para comemorar que  Jesus está vivo .

Eu me lembro quando eu era criança , no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil , a Páscoa era um dia em que a nossa família se reunia para ter um almoço especial preparado por meus avós. Meus pais , meu irmão , tios e primos que todos se sentam juntos . Era um momento que todos nós tínhamos juntos para,  além do companheirismo entre família, conversarmos  sobre o  verdadeiro significado da Páscoa. Esta ocasião era também um tempo que orávamos juntos e agradecíamos a Deus por ter enviado Jesus para nos salvar.

Eu vim para a América a quase 26 anos atrás , onde eu conheci minha esposa  Sandra Tenorio . Nós estamos casados ​​há quase 24 anos e a medida que  os nossos filhos nasceram e cresceram mantivemos a mesma tradição de ensinar-lhes o verdadeiro significado deste feriado tão importante . Ele e mais do que apenas um dia para comer um delicioso chocolate e ovos de páscoa, mas nós tentamos influenciar a  vida de nossos filhos  mostrando-lhes na bíblia como foi o início da páscoa  e a ordem de Deus para todas as gerações celebrarem  (Êxodo 12) e a alegria que este feriado especial representa para todos os cristãos.

Este domingo, às 7pm , vou trazer uma mensagem para os membros de nossa igreja , A Igreja que Cresce em Marthas Vineyard, localizado na 44 Pine Tree Rd, Vineyard Haven, sob o tema: ” A ressurreição é a nossa garantia de um futuro melhor . ” Nesta mensagem vou mostrar à nossa congregação que Jesus quando ele ressuscitou dos mortos ele voltou aos seus discípulos para se certificar de que eles tinham alguma garantia e o primeiro deles foi o de que ele estaria com eles – e nós – até o fim : “Eu estarei com vocês sempre  até o fim do mundo . Amém ” (Mateus 28:20 b). Para mim a páscoa é um dia para celebrarmos que nosso Cristo esta vivo.

Que o  Senhor abençoe todas as famílias  de Marthas Vineyard e ao redor do mundo .

Kids hunt for eggs, and parents hunt for photographs of kids hunting for eggs, at the Vineyard Gardens event. — Ralph Stewart

The Easter bunny comes to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend, and he will leave plenty of treats for young egg hunters to uncover on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on Easter and Holy Week services, please see the Religious Services section of Events and Essentials.

Saturday, April 19

9 am, 10 Bold Meadow Road, Edgartown. Organized by St. Andrew’s Church. 500 eggs. All are welcome. 508-627-5330. standrewsmv.org.

10 am, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, West Tisbury. Egg decorating available in the Long Point visitor center from 10 am to 2 pm. Egg hunt at 11 am sharp. Members $5, nonmembers $7. 508-693-7662.

10 am, West Tisbury Library, West Tisbury. Find eggs filled with jellybeans in the new library. Free. 508-693-3366.

10:30 am, Aquinnah Public Library, Aquinnah. Spring Fling and egg hunt. 508-645-2314.

11 am, Oak Bluffs Library. Annual spring egg hunt for kids sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Bluffs Library. 508-693-9433. oakbluffslibrary.org.

Lucas-Guadagno-Easter-Harbor-View.JPGSunday, April 20:

9 am, Chilmark Community Church. Easter service with music by harpist Sandra Attwood. Easter egg hunt for kids follows. 508-645-3100. chilmarkchurch.org.

9:45 am, First Baptist Church Parish House, Vineyard Haven. Breakfast, 11 am Easter Sunday “Alleluia” service, followed by an Easter egg hunt. 508-693-1539.

10 am, Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown. Easter egg hunt on Lighthouse Beach and Harbor View’s grounds, with an appearance by the Easter Bunny. From 10:30 am to 4 pm, the hotel’s restaurant, Water Street, will serve brunch, priced at $55 per person and $25 for children 12 and under. 508-627-7000. harbor-view.com.

10 am, Agricultural Hall, West Tisbury. Service, all faith communities are welcome. Sunday school during the service followed by Easter egg hunt.

11 am, First Baptist Church, Vineyard Haven. Easter Sunday “Alleluia” service, followed by an Easter egg hunt. 508-693-1539. firstbaptistvineyardhaven.org.

11:30am, Mayhew Parsonage, Edgartown. Children’s egg hunt sponsored by the Federated Church of Edgartown. 508-627-4421.

1 pm, Vineyard Gardens, West Tisbury. Hunt begins at 1 pm sharp, please be timely. 508-693-8511. vineyardgardens.net.

1 pm, Portuguese-American Club, Oak Bluffs. Annual children’s egg hunt starts promptly at 1 pm. 508-693-9875.

Easter’s just another excuse to make art.

Ingrid Goff-Maidoff has always loved doodling. When other kids were "up to all kinds of mischief" in college, she painted Easter eggs. "It was the best way I knew," she told The Times, "to have a very cosmic time." She made these several years ago with permanent pen. Ms. Goff-Maidoff shows her work at Night Heron Gallery in Vineyard Haven, which opened April 4. — Courtesy Ingrid Goff-Maidoff

It’s no surprise that given a blank slate, an artist will fill it, or find a way to make something remarkable.

Traeger di Pietro shared this hand-made Easter egg. Mr. di Pietro will show his work in two galleries this summer. Openings are: North Water in Edgartown, Thursday, July 10, 5-7 pm; the Field Gallery, Sunday, August 10, 5-7 pm.
Traeger di Pietro shared this hand-made Easter egg. Mr. di Pietro will show his work in two galleries this summer. Openings are: North Water in Edgartown, Thursday, July 10, 5-7 pm; the Field Gallery, Sunday, August 10, 5-7 pm.

Hard boiled eggs turn out to be no different. We asked some artists we know to share past Easter egg creations. We got emails of etchings and photos of egg-shaped earrings; when we got Traeger di Pietro’s very interesting hand-drawn egg, we envisioned him opening our email query, walking to the refrigerator, and — Sharpie in hand — drawing his vision.

Claudia Lee, owner of the eponymous jewelry stores, shared photos of the Easter eggs created by her late husband, the beloved Island artist Richard Lee. Mr. Lee made the eggs pictured here just months before his death, for the 2012 Easter Egg hunt that Elise LeBovit holds each year at the Duck Inn in Aquinnah. “They’re hard boiled eggs,” Ms. Lee told the Times recently. “All dyed with gold leaf and copper and silver leaf.” Each year, Mr. Lee decorated 20-30 eggs, slowly, over a week’s time. The morning of the event, Mr. Lee and their son Hudson hid the eggs in the Ms. Lebovit’s field.

The late Island artist Richard Lee painstakingly decorated dozens of Easter eggs for an annual egg hunt at the Duck Inn.
The late Island artist Richard Lee painstakingly decorated dozens of Easter eggs for an annual egg hunt at the Duck Inn.

“He just loved doing it. They were gorgeous! I hated to part with them,” Claudia Lee said. “Each year, I managed to get a few the kids missed. Over time, I’d keep out six or eight each Easter.”

In 2013, Claudia Lee decided to keep up the tradition, and decorate the eggs herself. “It took me forever,” she said. “I had to ask my son to help. I’m not as good with the gold leaf.” The children, she said,  didn’t seem to notice the difference between the Mr. and Mrs. Lee’s eggs.

“I’ll be doing it again this year,” Ms. Lee told us. Her son is away, she said, so she’ll invite friends over to help.

"Nest" etching by Beldan K. Radfield, whose work can be seen at the Artisans Festival and Night Heron Gallery, which opened for the season on April 4.
“Nest” etching by Beldan K. Radcliffe, whose work can be seen at the Artisans Festival and Night Heron Gallery, which opened for the season on April 4.