With lots of stimulating sights and sounds for family, friends, returning members and visitors, Easter worship at First United Methodist Church, Middletown was an exciting and memorable experience. Our altar was graced with beautiful flowers, a colorful new banner, and a symbolic empty stone tomb. Our musical offerings from Music Director Eric Buggie included a rousing rendition of his original song, "I Have Seen the Lord" (see video clip below), and our youth choir sang "He Rose" for our offertory. There were reminders from Pastor Barbara Marks that the grave no longer defeats us - we can turn from "peekers" into the Easter miracle to full seekers of transformative life in Christ. And, of course, those great Easter treats afterwards! Jesus lives! More photos and video below.