At St. John's Church, our celebration of Easter is multi-sensory. The physical appearance of the church changes from the darkness of Lent to the brightness of Easter. Flowers appear on the altar for the first time in six weeks; the colors of the church change from the purple of Lent to the bright whites and golds of Easter. Our music soars and is full of the alleluias left behind on Ash Wednesday. During our first service of Easter on Saturday evening, we begin in quiet candlelight. Then we chase away the darkness of death by turning on all the lights in the church, ringing bells and singing hymns to awaken our hearts and souls to the experience of new life and resurrection. What a great celebration.