Our village is busy organising a visit from the Easter bunny to hand out eggs to all the local children. Plans are going well and it’s going to be a bit if a treat for the kids. Our new-ish vicar is very keen to become involved in village activities which is great, the church should be part of the community. Last week, however, the organisers received an email with his idea for participating in our Easter bunny event. We are all taken aback to put it mildly. None of us have ever heard a suggestion like this. I’ve included an extract from his email and I’m just wondering what others think about it. We just don’t know what to do! Sorry for the length.
=On Easter Sunday, churches celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Early in the morning, his tomb was discovered empty with the great stone rolled away. His friends and followers then physically encountered him on several different occasions. The Christian belief is that Jesus was the Son of God and he overcame death and rose to new life. A symbol of Easter Sunday is an egg. Shaped like the stone that was rolled away, eggs are sometimes rolled down a hill. An egg also symbolises new life. Eggs are often decorated to remind us of the new life within.
There is another way of celebrating Easter – making a mummy!
The ancient Egyptians believe that the pharaohs bodies needed to be preserved – mummified – and surrounded by goods they may need in the afterlife were placed in great pyramids or elaborate tombs. This is different from the Christian belief that like Jesus we will each receive a new resurrection body in eternity.
How to make a mummy!
You need 2 toilet rolls, some Sellotape, and a willing volunteer!
Carefully use the toilet roll as a bandage to wrap the willing volunteer up like an ancient Egyptian mummy, making sure that you leave the mouth and nose clear to they can breathe! Use small pieces of Sellotape to join the ends of the toilet roll together.
Who can make the best mummy? Why not share your creations on the ***********”
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