EASTERTIDE is the period of fifty days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday. It is intended to be one great celebration with festive hymns, “alleluias” galore, and people standing to pray (instead of kneeling) because we can trust with full confidence in the power of the risen Christ over every force of evil (including our own penchant for missing the mark).

One scholar writes, “the mystery of the risen Christ is so radically different from all human expectations that the church takes weeks liturgically to ponder it. The Sundays move from mystery to mystery as the wonder of the new life deepens.” (Philip Pfatteicher)

In the coming Fifty Days of Resurrection we invite you to reflect on your story of faith. What does it mean to you that Christ has been raised from the dead—and how do you feel called to live in response to such a happening?

If you would like to explore your response, please contact the Rev. Wes Smedley or the Rev. Heidi Haverkamp. We would love to work with you to help you tell your story of faith: whether it is just for you, or for you to share with your church community as a gift-offering.

Meanwhile, here are some ways in the coming weeks that the community of St. Chrysostom’s is living and telling our story of faith. PLEASE JOIN US!



The Feast of the Pentecost | 8, 9, & 11 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Each of our four Pentecost Sunday services will mark this pivotal day. We will commemorate the Holy Spirit's visit to Jesus' disciples to equip them for taking Jesus' message to people of all lands. We invite everyone to WEAR RED to acknowledge the gift of the Holy Spirit, hear scripture read in multiple languages, and celebrate the breath of the Holy Spirit with balloons and pinwheels. ALL ARE WELCOME!

First Sunday Supper | 6 p.m., Guild Room

On the first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., we gather for an all-parish supper. Volunteers shop, prep and cook. Friends and members of St. Chrysostom's contribute a starter, beverage or dessert to share, or $10 per person. Please use the sign-up sheet in the Cloister to take away the guesswork and help ensure ample hospitality for all.