Church of England Diocese of Norwich Starston

This Week

2 Apr 2021, 10 a.m.
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This week's highlights:

Friday 2nd April: 2pm Good Friday Service -Contact Norman Steer (01379 854245) for joining details

Saturday 3rd April: 7.30pm Service of Light Meeting ID: 901 745 1483 Passcode: 7HWk4r

Sunday 4th April: 9.30am Easter Holy Communion - Pulham St Mary LIVE & ZOOM Meeting ID: 833 6893 3077 Passcode: 258390

9.30am Easter Service - Pulham Market - Zoom Only - Meeting ID: 897 1297 1512 Passcode: 599832

11am Easter Communion - Thelveton Live and Zoom Meeting ID: 815 5889 8580 Passcode: 464964

7pm Celebration - Contact churchwarden for details Meeting ID: 828 1479 5643 Passcode: 937471

Tuesday 6th April: 2pm Guided Meditation Meeting ID: 901 745 1483 Passcode: 7HWk4r

7.30pm Pulham Market - Prayers Contact Jaap Biersteker (01379 608539) for details

PLEASE NOTE Compline will recommence on Monday 12th April

A Message from our Rector: 

Earlier this week I had a lovely surprise when I received some handmade Easter cards from each class at Dickleburgh school. They had been very carefully made and all were quite different with pictures of chicks, eggs, rabbits, balloons, and a cross. All the pictures represent the joy of new life through the animals which springtime expresses so well with the birth of baby animals, and the blossoming of flowers and trees. The wonderful weather at the beginning of this week has helped many to enjoy the spring and wonder too at the miracle of all creation.

This weekend we will once again celebrate Easter and reflect over the joy of new life that originates from Jesus’ resurrection. After a difficult year it will be wonderful to begin this new life together in person in some of our Churches with the option too of joining through zoom. We will though still have to tread very carefully observing all the Covid rules to keep as safe as possible. Easter will this year be able to be celebrated in a richer way than last year, but it will still not be ‘normal’ and there will still be restrictions placed upon us by not being able to sing or socialise afterwards.

Coming out of lock down is a gradual process which is similar perhaps to those first disciples experience of believing in Jesus’s resurrection. Resuming ordinary everyday life too will take some time to develop and there will still be Covid restrictions for some time to come. Like those first disciples though we have the assurance that our crucified and risen Lord is and has been with us all through this pandemic. As we come to celebrate Easter once again let us give thanks for that unconditional, sacrificial love that was shown to us through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and rejoice too that He is with us now and always and will help us all to find goodness and love in all of life’s experiences.

God bless you this Easter time and may you be renewed in your faith and trust in our risen Lord Jesus.