Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

I'm back ... for a 4th year!

I'm a quiet, stealthy little mamma duck. 

Yes, I’ve returned to the Christus Victor courtyard for a 4th year … and no one saw me do it.  I won't tell you when I got here, but I was discovered on Good Friday.  I've laid a whole nest full of eggs again, and I'm hunkered down for the long sit. 

I really like it here in the Christus Victor Courtyard.  They keep me safe, and it's a pretty quiet spot … usually.  Easter was a different story.  Easter made me rethink the whole thing.

There I was, sitting quietly on my eggs when, all of a sudden, a whole crowd of children invaded the courtyard – TO HUNT FOR EGGS!  As you might guess, I was very nervous and worried about THAT.  What if they found me and my eggs?  My eggs don’t contain prizes; they contain my baby ducklings.  And WHY do humans think that a bunny hides eggs?  What’s up with THAT!?!  That’s just ridiculous!  I want to propose that rather than an Easter bunny next year, you have an Easter duck, and instead of hunting her eggs, you give her peace and quiet.  Who’s with me?

Strange how a day can change your perception.  The day before Easter, a very tall woman kept getting way too close to me for my comfort.  I got all nervous.  My heart was pounding.  But on Easter when all of those children came rushing into the courtyard, I realized that on the day before, the lady was putting up a barrier to protect me from all those egg hunters.  I’m so grateful for her because she helped me to keep my babies safe. 

In case some of you are wondering, a duck sits on her eggs about 4 weeks. Follow my blog here, and I'll keep you posted on this year's baby chicks, let you know when they hatch, and take you along with us when we make the journey through the church, across the road, and to the pond.  It's quite an adventure.  You won't want to miss that.