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Good Friday

So today is Good Friday - and it's a beautiful day today. This morning felt so quiet and peaceful - hearing the birds sing as I hung out the washing and put together some little easter gifts, did a few chores, decorated the kitchen dresser with brightly coloured eggs, then enjoyed eating a hot cross bun sitting in the garden! (By the way, this wasn't particularly early...no-one else was up to look after..and I wasn't yet dressed!) I enjoy a bit of "fussing" for a celebration - including my Easter napkins, that "someone" in the family rolls his eyes at!
Later today we'll be at Kerith for the 2pm showing of "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" Narnia film. It should be fun to watch it together - don't forget the sweets! By the way, it's free! Great news that we have also arranged to show the film on a second screen with subtitles .
Later, we may as a family try for the traditional fish and chips :) Then it's back to Kerith for the 7pm Good Friday meeting "In the Shadow of the Cross". For those of us used to the way we usually do things at Kerith, it's going to be a bit differeent! Based on a traditional format, we'll be hearing readings and reflections; and we'll be quiet and contemplative. There's also the opportunity to share communion together, which I think will be really meaningful. It will be an hour to reflect on the death of Jesus, and I think it's going to be a very powerful time. It will also prepare us brilliantly for the Easter Sunday celebrations at 9, 11 and 7 , when we celebrate "In the Light of the Resurrection". Jesus died, rose again and He's alive - and He did all this beacuse He loves us - because He loves you.

That's Real Love

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