Crosswalk 2011 May 26, 2011
The Crosswalk 2011
We attended the Crosswalk
2011, which was held at
Easter Lutheran Church,
Eagan, Minnesota, on Good
Friday, April 22, 2011. We were surprised by the fact that about 200 people
attended the Crosswalk despite the rainy day. We’ve never attended any Crosswalk
events before. It’s so cool that everyone had a chance to carry the cross. It
was amazing for us to carry the cross for a while. We think the Crosswalk is
Easter Lutheran Church
has kindly answered our five questions on Easter Lutheran Church and the
Q1) Why is the church named
is one word that tells of the victory that God achieved in the
death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
and that because of Easter we can have life with God forever.
Q2) How long has the church been doing the annual Crosswalk?
While I am trying to verify that, the best that I can answer now is 22 years.
Q3) Whose idea is the church’s crosswalk? By the way, the purpose of the
crosswalk is described in the program, isn’t it?
idea originally came from a local
who had served in California where it had been done. We did it differently.
But that is where the idea came from.
And the purpose is described in the program.
Q4) Are the churches, which we can see in the crosswalk 2011 program, Easter
Lutheran Church, St. John Neumann, All Saints Lutheran Church, Advent United
Methodist Church, and Crossroads Church, protestant churches?
A4) St. John Neumann is Roman Catholic. The others are protestant.
Participating churches come from a much wider area. There were four Roman
Catholic parishes represented on
Q5) Our understanding from the program is that anyone can attend the crosswalk
event as an inter-faith event. Are we right?
A5) Anyone can participate in the event. Even persons who are not members of a
church. Even non-believers. It is simply the witness of the gathered
ecumenical faith community giving witness to the work of salvation accomplished
for us in Jesus Christ - crucified and risen.
“Pastor Jim, we really appreciate your kindness by which you answered all of our
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