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NUGGETS

FOR

CHRIST CHURCH, ST ANDREW’S AND ST MICHAEL’S         

 

14TH APRIL 2022

                        

Hello everyone!

 

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Hosanna to the Son of David, the King of Israel.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest. Amen.

    

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We are now in Holy Week on our way to Easter Day. We continue in our time of pondering and reflection, in our sense of all that is holy through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as we look towards the joy of his resurrection on Easter in the middle of all that is happening in our day to day lives, and in our world.

                                                                                                                     

A PRAYER FOR UKRAINE

Different denominations have sent out prayers for us to use to help us to pray for Ukraine. I include, below, the one sent by the Church of England.

 

God of peace and justice,

we pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion

to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children,

at risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

There will be a Maundy Thursday Service for all three churches today at Christ ChurchThursday 14th April at 7.30pm.

At this service, there will be feet or foot washing for those who would like it. It will also be a service of Holy Communion.

 

GOOD FRIDAY – MESSY CHURCH

There is an Easter Messy Church at Christ Church on Friday 15th April from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will be activities, an Easter thought and lunch included. All are welcome to come along; and it is aimed at children and families.

 

GOOD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

There will be services of reflection on Good Friday – 15th April from 2.00pm.

 

Christ Church

2.00-3.00pm – Service of Reflection

 

St Andrew’s

2.00-3.00pm – Service of Reflection

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 17TH APRIL

Christ Church

6.30am – Sunrise Service followed with Bacon Butties

This is a short service starting in the car park at Christ Church, moving towards the Easter Garden, and inside if it is really cold or wet.

 

We then conclude with coffee and tea and Bacon Butties. What better way can there be to start Easter Sunday morning. Do come along.

 

We continue our Easter celebrations with services at

 

St Michael’s

9.00am – Easter Holy Communion

 

Christ Church

10.00am – Easter Holy Communion

 

St Andrew’s

10.30am – Easter Holy Communion

 

Do come along to meet with one another and to celebrate the joy of Easter.

 

Christ is risen. Alleluia!

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

 

SUNDAY – 24TH APRIL

Christ Church

10.00am – Morning Worship

 

St Andrew’s

10.30am – Family Service

 

St Michael’s

5.00pm – Holy Communion

 

LOOKING AHEAD

LENT and LENT GROUPS

The two groups – one on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm and the other on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm – have both been meeting, with two meetings left for the Wednesday group and one for the Thursday group. The final Wednesday one is still to be decided but the following dates are still in our diaries, when we look forward to seeing you.

These dates are as follows:

 

Wednesdays                                     Thursdays

27th April at 2.30pm                          28th April at 7.30pm

 

ALEXANDRA’S CONTACT DETAILS

Alexandra can be contacted by email. Her email address is revdalexandrapodd@gmail.com.

 

As I said previously, and as God’s people we have the extraordinary privilege of bringing our world to him in prayer. Let’s continue to pray. Do keep one another and our world in your prayers.

 

May you, and all those you love, know the presence, the joy, the hope and the peace of our amazing God as we journey towards Easter together.

And, keep well, everyone.

Yours in Christ. 

Sarah

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