We are now in the midst of the joyous season of Easter, the season of the church year celebrating Christís resurrection. You may have noticed changes in our worship space. The paschal candle usually stands near the baptismal font but it will also be lit each Sunday of the Easter season. Its light represents the risen Christ, the light of the world, who leads us out of darkness. The paraments on the altar and the vestments worn by the worship leaders are gold and white, symbolizing the joy of the Resurrection. We have sung the beloved Easter hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (ELW 365.) This stirring hymn brings back the Alleluia that was put away at the beginning of Lent. We have returned to singing the Alleluia in the Canticle of Praise (This is the feastÖ) at the beginning of our worship service. Even the Gospel Acclamation includes an renewal to celebrate Christís resurrection and the promise of eternal life.
— David McNease