People have been looking at me askance lately, saying “I have a joke…do you want me to tell it?” The answer is YES! Yes, I do want you to tell it. This coming Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, is traditionally one of the lowest attended church services of the year. That means we can all relax and have some fun (Sunday is always fun, I know, but this Sunday is a special kind of fun). And I know that there are some good and not so good jokes out there that are just waiting for an audience. This is your chance. Throughout the service we will stop for Holy Humor Interludes. During these interludes, anyone who has a joke is invited to the pulpit to tell it. It really doesn’t matter if it gets a belly laugh or an eye roll, jokes are fun.
Holy Humor Sunday is an old Easter tradition begun by the Greek church, which has recently been resurrected (pun intended). Originally called “Bright Sunday,” churches for centuries celebrated Jesus’ resurrection with “days of joy and laughter,” holding parties and picnics during the week after Easter Sunday. We will pick up on this tradition, making each other laugh (or groan) with jokes, puns, singing and thanksgiving.
So, come this Sunday and share a joke if you have one—relax and enjoy a moment of celebration of God’s faithful love.