Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Happy Easter! For some of you “Happy Easter” may seem like a strange greeting to receive from your pastor almost one month after Easter Day. Yet, according to the Christian calendar, Easter is a 50 day season and not just a single day. It runs from Easter Sunday until the Saturday before Pentecost, which falls on May 24 this year. So, it is entirely appropriate to continue to wish you a Happy Easter!
During this season the readings we normally use in worship revolve around Jesus' post resurrection appearances to the disciples and other believers. In those readings Jesus tends to appear at unexpected times and in unexpected places.