Easter has come and gone and the daylight hour change has taken place – the tide has turned!
We had our Easter Experience again this year with various stations around the church providing the opportunity for reflection and gentle questioning on different events which took place during the last week of Jesus’ life. We were delighted at the number of people who came – either parishioners, members of other churches or people who had seen the experience advertised.
Our services during Holy Week and over Easter weekend were well attended – Easter Sunday we had over 300 attend services from our dawn Sonrise service on the top of Dolbel to our regular services at All Saints’ and St Thomas’. A wonderful opportunity for people to gather and celebrate the Risen Christ. Alleluia – He is risen indeed!
Since Easter we have celebrated Nancy Rees’ 100th birthday and said farewell to Ethne Cavaney who passed away on Good Friday. Our new Vestry have had their first meeting and are ready for the challenge. Please pray for them and also approach them with any ideas you may have.
One of the joys of Easter is our Walk of Witness with fellow Christians from other churches. We rejoice at the good relationship we have with local churches and never take it for granted. We were sorry to hear of the fire at St Columba’s on Good Friday and wish them well as they cope with the smoke damage. The fire didn’t prevent a marvellous Men’s Breakfast there with a talk about the moon – and no, they didn’t burn the bacon!
Anzac Day is just ahead when we remember the sacrifice so many have made on our behalf – appropriate timing after Easter when we remember the sacrifice God made on our behalf too. We are grateful for the heritage we enjoy of a nation at peace, and we rejoice in our freedom – may we never take it for granted.
For those of you for whom this brings back memories of lost loved ones we pray God’s peace and comfort. Please let us know if we can offer prayers or support over this time – we’re always available.