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Easter 2000
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We have special news for all of you!  We have finally transferred to our very own www.papemelroti.com site!   Some of you have known this for a while now, but we've only just started to really make it fully operational. 

It has the same features as our old site but it will be easier to remember and re-visit!  As of the moment, we are checking the links to ensure that everything is working.  If you find something we've missed, we'd appreciate hearing about it from you. 

God bless!

Christina
Newsletter Editor 

In this Issue:
Easter Greetings
Coloring Easter Eggs
 
Easter Story
Update on baby Jabby
 
Newest Product Offerings

Easter Greetings
Come April 23, 2000, it is Easter time once again!  For many of us Christians, it is a time of great rejoicing since it reminds us of the victory won for us through Christ's death and resurrection.  How do we celebrate Easter to the full, specially as it is a Jubilee Easter?  Click to our Easter page for some ideas.

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Coloring Easter Eggs
Easter eggs may either be just plain hard boiled eggs or blown eggs.  For blown eggs, first soak in a solution of vinegar and water. This makes the shell more receptive to color.  Make a tiny hole at either end of the egg, and blow slowly until the yolk comes out (save it for baking). 

For hard boiled eggs (which we prefer), again, either soak in a vinegar solution or add vinegar to the water you use to boil it.

Crayon resist is our favorite method for decorating Easter eggs.  It is quick and easy and yet, with the right choice of colors, the effects are beautiful.  To make eggs in a variety of colors, prepare bowls with the different colors of food coloring.   Add a spoonful of vinegar to the colored water (you can also try using vegetable color dyes).  Decide on what color your background will be and make lines, squiglies, zigzags and other designs on the egg using the colors which contrast well with your planned background.  Light colors like yellow, white, and apple green work very well with dark backgrounds.  Remember to use the crayon heavily for best results. After making the design, dip the egg in the bowl of food coloring.  Take it out when you have the shade you want.  You can also try dipping half the egg in one color and the other half in another color. 

Try out these color combinations:
Dark blue food coloring  with yellow, white, red, orange, apple green or fuschia crayons
Dark green food coloring with yellow, white, red, orange, light blue, or fuschia crayons
Red food coloring with White, yellow, green, or blue crayons 

Easter Story Cookies
To be made the evening before Easter
You need:

1c. whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1c. sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
Bible 

Preheat oven to 300 (this is important-don't wait til
you're half done with the recipe)

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat
them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.

Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by
the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar.  Put 1 tsp. vinegar
into mixing bowl.  Explain that when Jesus was thirsty
on the cross he was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar.  Eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand.  Let
them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.
Explain that
this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus'
followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing.  Add
1c. sugar.  Explain that the sweetest part of the
story is that Jesus died because He loves us.He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed.  Explain that the color
white represents the purity in God's eyes of  those
whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isa.1:18  and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts.  Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper
covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound
represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matt. 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and
turn the oven OFF.  Give each child a piece of tape
and seal the oven door.  Explain that Jesus'  tomb was
sealed.  Read Matt. 27:65-66.

GO TO BED!  Explain that they may feel sad to leave
the cookies in the oven overnight.  Jesus' followers
were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read  John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a
cookie.  Notice the cracked surface and take a
bite.  The cookies are hollow!  On the first Easter
Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and
empty.
Read Matt. 28:1-9

 

Update on Baby Jabby
In our Papemelroti welcome issue, we mentioned the story of Jabby, a courageous little's boy's battle with biliary artesia.  Well, now you and I can pitch in and lend a helping hand to fund his liver operation.  Soon, on May 31 and June 1, the family and friends of Jabby along with Genesis Inc. will hold 2 more fundraising concerts for him at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas.

On June 31, the performers will be Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Carlo Orosa, Lani Misalucha, Ralion Alonso, Mitch Valdes, Nanette Inventor, Powerplay Band and the Manouevers.

On June 1, Martin Nievera, Apo Hiking Society, Side A Band, Ang4gettables, Jon Santos, VIP Dancers, Streetboy Dancers, and Ugoy-Ugoy Band.

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