Evergreen & Miniota Easter well wishes

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Evergreen By Helen Martens

Good Friday:  Here’s a song you have probably all sung at one time. Why not now?

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On a hill far away stood an old Rugged Cross

The emblem of suffering and pain,

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old Rugged Cross

Till my trophies at last I lay down,

I will cling to the old Rugged Cross

And exchange it some day for a crown.

This past week we at Evergreen are all getting over our second COVID -19 shot, some with more and some with less discomfort.

Irene Rowand celebrated her 91st birthday on March 27. Her daughter Faye HiEagle had her over to her house for supper, with other family members. Irene, many wishes for a Happy, healthy year!

Joyce Braybrook's daughter Barb, of Winnipeg, paid her mother a visit on Saturday, March 27.

I have often wondered how it is they figure out what date Easter will be each year. Here it is: Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, March 21.

Easter, is also called Resurrection Sunday. It is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Eggs, what do they have to do with Easter? The egg is an ancient symbol of new life, associated with Spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb. Easter eggs are regular eggs decorated in various ways, using your own ideas. They are usually used as gifts on the occasion of Easter.

I am sure most of you have had family fun planning an Easter egg hunt. I read it used to be the man hiding the eggs for the women and children. However you spend this unusual Easter time, I wish you and your families a Happy Easter!

Quote for the Day: An angel came from heaven and rolled back the stone. The angel said, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead. They went quickly with great joy." - Book of Matthew, chapter 28.

Miniota By Linda Clark

Just a reminder that the Miniota/Arrow River Donor Choice canvassers will be out and about our communities beginning April 1. No April Fools’ Joke! Please be generous.

It is Spring Break for our students and staff. Wishing students, staff and families a wonderful holiday.

Happy Easter to all! Enjoy this celebration however you decide to mark it this year.

Possibly the Easter celebration is a good time to reflect upon this thought: Peace is not when everyone agrees. It is when we can respect our disagreements and still play in the sandbox of life together.

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