We have journeyed through our time of Lent, and in our small groups we have been experiencing a range of experiences of prayer. It has been deliberately to help focus our attention on the next week, as we recall and remember the last few days of Jesus life – and then his death and resurrection.
This Sunday – Palm Sunday – the Church Council is leading our 830 and 1030 services. It is an opportunity to hear of the current work of the Council and its guidance for us as we live out our response to God’s grace.
On Sunday afternoon, you are all invited to be part of the Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees – there will be many different churches and other groups joining together to continue the centuries old tradition of Palm Sunday being a gathering focus for peace and for a better world. Church groups are invited to meet in Glebe Park at 1230, and then join the main rally in Garema Place at 1pm
On Sunday afternoon we are hosting our Easter Workshop from 3pm – A time of craft, music and puppets as part of the telilng of the Easter story. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you have lavender or egg cartons, please bring them on Sunday morning and give them to Hannah
On Sunday night at 6pm, there is a combined Presbytery Youth Service at Goulburn. Contact Hannah for details. People who are interested in attending will be meeting at Kippax to share transport together.
Our Easter Services next week are a core time in our faith community. I believe that participating in each of our services gives a more profound experience overall as together the Thursday Friday and Sunday times bring an experience of pain, abandonment, suffering, confusion, joy, new life and hope.
On Thursday night we have our Maundy Thursday service starting at 7pm. It will include a light meal as part of the service
On Good Friday our service is at 9am.
On Easter Sunday, our services are at 9am and 1030am (note that they are different from our usual worship times). Together we will be celebrating new life and hope made real in the resurrection.
And finally (what a long list of things in this email) on Easter Sunday we are having our congregational first-Sunday-of-the-month lunch, but with a difference. Please bring a plate of food to share, and we will see what ends up going on together for a communal Easter Lunch.
I look forward to seeing you this weekend
Grace and peace