I hope you all had a good Easter. We were certainly busy here! With Palm Sunday services, Holy Week services and Easter Day services at All Saints’ and St Thomas’ we have had an opportunity to journey together, reflecting on the last week of Jesus’ life.
We also hosted the Easter Experience at All Saints’ with about 100 people walking through that interactive and reflective opportunity. 11 ‘Stations’ provided the chance to explore Jesus’ last life at the speed chosen by the visitor. Many, many thanks to Hanlie and Val for organising that.
I am having a break for the next couple of weeks and visiting my daughters in the UK. Rosie has gone on ahead and, despite cancelled flights, has made it safely. Normal services will continue whilst I am away thanks to the help of Gerald, Noel Hendry, David Day, Jenny Dawson and Howard Pilgrim – my heartfelt thanks to them all.
We have almost come to the end of the time when people can be nominated to be our new bishop and then the elective process begins. Please continue to pray for the right decisions to be made. It is important that we have the right man or woman to take us through the next stage of development as a diocese.
The Marsden Cross-shaped gingerbread biscuits sold like hot cakes (!) and we have sent another $500 to the project. Thank you to all who made them and bought them.
We have also been able to contribute at least $3000 to the Solomon Islands appeal. A soup and roll supper added to the generous donation from MSL and it has been our privilege to support those whom some of us met on a visit from church a few years ago.
I will be back for services on May 11th. Sadly, that means I won’t be here for the week before that but May the 4th be with you anyway!
26 April 2014
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