Here we are, still in our virtual world, something that we will be enforced to inhabit for some while yet, but at least our weather is very real, and very beautiful, almost as if God’s creation is trying to lift our spirits
This week is the most important week of the Church Calendar, Holy Week, a week of following our Lord from the triumph of his entry into Jerusalem last Sunday, to death on the cross, and the glory of Easter morning, and his rising from the dead.
I shall miss our meal on the evening of Maundy Thursday, when we usually gather together and re-enact the Passover Feast, that is known as the Last Supper . This year, we will have to forgo the pleasure of eating together, and settle for a virtual Zoom service, a short service, approximately, half an hour, a chance to meditate and reflect on these moments in Jesus’ life in the Upper Room and in the Garden of Gethsemane, with the aid of music and readings.
Thursday 9th April 7pm
Friday 10th April we will gather together between 2.00pm & 3.00pm the last hour of Jesus’ life to commemorate the Stations of the Cross.
Sunday 12th April we will celebrate Easter Day, mindful of the turmoil around us, with an 11.00am service
We will send the meeting links about an hour before each service
I leave you with a poem
A locked church, by Alan Amos
Ah my dear Lord, the church is locked
but let my heart be open to your presence;
there let us make, you and I,
your Easter garden;
plant it with flowers,
and let the heavy stone be rolled away