Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cyrus' Confirmation (4-5-09)

We started our day by attending Mount Olive's 8:30 A.M. Palm Sunday Worship Service. Katherine marched in with her palm branch with the other 1-3 graders while the congregation sang, All Glory, Laud, and Honor. Then the kids sang the first and third verse of Hosannah, Laud, Hosannah. I love these songs! Kyle decided to sit with us. I'm sure it was a nice treat for his Mom! Pastor Wangerin sermon title was "Peace March." He talked about Jesus entry into Jerusalem with the Peace that passes all understanding. I'll post the service once it is up on Mount Olive's site.
Here it is: http://www.mtolivemke.org/index_files/RadioBroadcasts.html, click on the Palm Sunday service.
After church we drove to Our Father's Lutheran Church on the south side of town. Our nephew, Cyrus, was being confirmed at the 10:45 A.M. service. He had three rows of relatives/friends there for him. Quite a few of our Albanian relatives were there. Two even came all the way from Hackensack, New Jersey. It was a very special day for the whole family! What a wonderful witness! After a lot of pictures, we went to the lunchroom for a meal prepared by Daut. The kids had a good time running around the dark gymnasium with their good clothes.
Kujtim & Helime Gaba, Adile & Gezim Bermema
Katherine, Fatime, Jim, Ruth and Emily, Susan, Cyrus, Daut, Bedull, Logan, Vera, Ali, Brett
*Daut, Pastor Fabrizius, Cyrus, Susan
*Cyrus and Aunt Adile
*Proud Daut with Cyrus

*cousins Ali and Vera
*Bedull, Susan, Vera
*Vera and Fatime

*Ali and Bedull
*sisters Adile and Fatime
*Cyrus and his cake

*cousins Logan and Vera
*cousins Brett and Vera
*cousins Katherine and Vera
At 8:30, I took Logan and Brett down to the train/bus station. We surprised Helime and Kujtim. We wanted to say good-bye before they left for NJ. It was so nice of them to come!

*Kujtim, Brett, Fatime, Logan, Helime

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