Hallelujiah! Christ is risen!
Welcome to our Easter Sunday service where we’ll be thinking about what God likes to do on the first day of the week, what it means that the tomb was empty and why Mary wasn’t far off the mark when she mistook Jesus for a gardener.
We’ll also be looking at some snaps folk have sent in that show new life in our own parish.
Hope you can join us, and Happy Easter!
For kids –
A couple of songs and some craft activities from the ever fabulous Fischy...
So it’s Palm Sunday and after the tickertape parade ‘gentle Jesus meek and mild’ throws over the moneychangers’ tables and drives the animals sold for sacrifice out of the Temple Courts. Why was he so angry, and what was he trying to say?
Many of us had big plans keep busy and active in lockdown. I wonder how many of your goals you managed to achieve over the last year? Yet because this has been such a long stretch, a more important question is how lockdown has affected how you are and who you’re becoming in these challenging times.
Today’s reading in John (John 1:10-18) is about change; and the change that Jesus offers us is one that is never forced upon us, but one that we have to choose. It’s in opening our lives to him...
You’re not called to live anyone else’s story. You’re called to let the light shine through YOU – your personality, your character – to God’s glory. John the Baptist, Isaac Newton, a famous album cover and a few signposts are pointing the way this Sunday as we continue our studies in John's gospel.
We know the score here in the North East – 3 days of sun and then the haar rolls in! We love the sunlight when it come, and we miss it when the clouds get in the way. John tells us that light came into the world in Christ – and today we’re thinking about what that actually means. What does Christ do for us as light, and how can we get in on it?
For Kids – Jesus as the light of the world
Our lack and our longings suggest that what we know of life isn’t all that there is to know. We sense that there’s more, somehow; but we don’t know where to find it.
John tells us where to look - “In him was life” he says, “and the life was the light of all people”.
He’s letting us know that the ‘more’ we’re looking for has a name. And you already know it……
This Sunday –
Overtures and what it takes to say a Word, the Trinity, Stephen King’s Gunslinger, knowing you’re loved and remembering the face of your Father. All this and more from the first few verses of John. Hope to see you there.
Morning folks. This is the second of three services led by the Moderator, Rev Martin Fair. With the feast of the Epiphany just past, we're thinking about the Wise Men and their finding Jesus in the most unlikely of places.