Easter at Jekabpils

Jekabpils04Like every year, this year also provided the opportunity to visit one of the Latvian churches and please the hearts of local people with Vilnis Punka’s inspiring songs. This time the S&G was invited to the Jēkabpils Lutheran church. While spring was in full bloom outside, winter was holding out among the church pews. Despite the winter demanding to have a place in the church, the people’s determination and desire to fill their hearts with heartfelt music was greater, so that the pews were full of people.

After the solemn Easter church service, S&G took their places at the front of the church. If the winter had managed to intimidate some people to go homeduring the Easter service, then thoughts of going home vanished after the first few songs as the hearts of the people warmed up. The church was filled with such a special feeling, that even our speaker Ilze found it difficult to hold back tears …

After the concert we went to the church library where the locals have prepared refreshments. While eating sandwiches, we talked about the meaning of the Easter season in each of our lives. For some, it was the fasting and the time for contemplation, for others the chance to learn life lessons. But for all of us, this was a moment full of intimacy, warmth and fun…