Come join us over Holy Week, as our eyes turn towards
Jerusalem. Before we celebrate the
resurrected life of Jesus, we remember the teachings of Jesus, the protests of
the establishment, the confusion of the crowds, the love that turned to shouts
of ‘crucify’, the oppressive occupying force of the Roman Empire, a traditional
family meal in an upper room, lonely prayers in a garden, political collusion,
police brutality, an unjust farce of a trial, and execution by the Roman
Empire. The stone was put in position,
and the tomb sealed.
Now read Luke 24, but only read verses 1-11. Some sources of manuscript do not have verse
12. Can you imagine living through the
events I have just described and not
knowing it would all work out alright in the end?
Now keep reading.
There you see – hope is to be found.
We live in uncertain times.
However, the story of Easter is a reminder to keep looking for the
hope. Christ is there. Christ is not dead, but very much alive. Christ is walking along the road with us.
Over Holy Week, there are several opportunities to gather
together to worship, to pray, and to experience afresh this familiar story of
our amazing Saviour Jesus.
Sunday 14th April – We
are holding a Palm Sunday Celebration
service at 10.30am
Monday 15th April – Afternoon Fellowship will meet at
2.00pm. The theme is “Beauty for
Tuesday 16th April – Prayer Time will be held from
7.00-8.00pm, with opportunities to pray quietly and with others for our town,
our country, and the world. We will be
reflecting on Ezekiel’s valley of the dry bones – a common reading for Holy
Thursday 18th April – ‘Maundy Meditation’ will be held from
7-9pm. An opportunity to pray and to
reflect around the events of Maundy Thursday.
What do these events that happened so long ago have to do with our lives
Easter Sunday – We have two services. A 9:15am
Communion service, followed by a café style Easter celebration service at
My prayer this Easter is that you grow in faith and that
your love for God and others deepens.
May you be blessed this Eastertime with the hope of the
Rev Angela Rigby