Maundy Thursday: 9 April 2020
Maundy Thursday is believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. Most notably, that Passover meal was when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples in an extraordinary display of humility.
Please join us at 7pm for the Tenebrae Service where we will celebrate the Lord's Supper. For Communion we are asking you to prepare slice of bread and grape juice, or any juice you have at home, to join in the celebration of the Holy Communion. It will be wonderful online service where different members of the congregation will be reading from different texts and you can look forward to warm fellowship.
Good Friday: 10 April 2020
As so often happens in the Gospels, and especially in the Passion narratives, the disciples have almost all dispersed, but the women are there, standing at the foot of the cross as the loyal companions of Christ.
When Jesus breathes his last and says “It is finished”, this is not a cry of defeat, but the moment of victory: sin, death, the devil’s power and influence are all finished, once and for all.
Good Friday Service will be available online. Please click on link below to access the service.
Easter Sunday: 12 April 2020 at 9.30am
Over the whole of this week (and the one that preceded it), people have got a little taste of what it feels like to get trapped in a tomb. For we who are ‘self isolating’ in the midst of a national (perhaps even a world-wide) ‘lock down’, the experience of isolation is a window into the ultimate isolation, death.
After the devastating events of this weekend, the great symbol of Easter Sunday is the empty tomb and for Mary, the emptiness was almost overwhelming. She experiences trauma and in trauma, we either fight or flee, freeze or submit. Mary flees ... and she tells the disciples what she sees.
Our Easter Sunday Service will be held online at 9.30am. Please click on link below to join the service.