Holy, Wild Week

This week has been a bit of a wild week, hasn’t it? Games of Thrones returned, which meant that your social media was filled with posts about watching it, posts about not watching it, and dire wolf warnings about DO NOT POST ANY SPOILERS. Speaking of dire warnings, we had quite a few about the storms that moved into our area Wednesday night. Those warnings were so dramatic (POSSIBLE TORNADO AND HAIL AND WINDS AND FLOODING AND FIRE AND LOCUSTS) that I even moved our Wednesday night Executive Team meeting to online, so everyone could be safe in their homes.

We were completely safe … especially since there were no storms til about midnight.

And then there were the political storms about the Mueller report (redacted) being made public, the Texas legislature putting forth some worrisome stuff, and oh yeah, it’s Holy Week …

It is Holy Week. The week in the Christian liturgical calendar for remembering the last week of the life of Jesus. As a deliberately syncretic church, we look at the stories for the themes that resonate with us, and the lessons we can learn. Here at Live Oak, we’ll have a Good Friday Tenebrae service on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 pm, and we’ll have Easter services (and an Easter egg hunt), Sunday, beginning at 9:00 am.

Interspersed in the middle of this is a time of celebration of a different sort. This Saturday, the Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin (BAGA) is having Bengali New Year Festival at Fiesta Gardens from noon – 8 pm. At the Festival, they are having Mayor Steve Adler present an award to Live Oak. We are BAGA’s recipient of this year’s Community Partnership Award. The award ceremony will be at 3:30 pm.

It really IS a holy week. Hope to see you at one or more of these events!