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Easter Weekend

Easter...Spring break..long weekend...spring cleaning...DIY...family...food...chocolate...no shops open on Sunday!!!!..egg hunts....hot cross buns...fish on Friday..the Cross

Easter means a lot of different things to us - and it is all these things, but it's also the Main Event in the Christian calendar - this is it - Jesus' death and resurrection.

And on our own we struggle a bit to reconcile, or perhaps to even make space for remembering Jesus. A big help for me is to come to Church - to worship together and hear the Bible, and to reflect and celebrate together. Tonight we're meeting from 7-8pm - it's Good Friday - how does that historical event impact us now? There's drama, songs, Bible readings and communion. We're able to park in the College car park, so lots of space for us all!

Then on Easter Sunday Simon's speaking at 9,11 and 6 at our Bracknell site, and at 10 at our Sandhurst site. All the promises are true in Jesus through his resurrection - come and celebrate! Again there'll be great worship and lots of creative elements. It's a great meeting to invite others too - always a challenge for me to not say people's "no" for them, as many want to come to Church and are just waiting for an invite.

I like to buy create some pretty spaces at home with eggs hanging from a small tree, daffodils everywhere and lots of foiled wrapped chocolate eggs! Tomorrow we're planning to tidy up the garden. Today we're eating fish. All these things are good. I'm going to let them speak to me too - or rather, hear God's voice through them. The little moments of pulling a weed, or enjoying the flowers and hearing the birds sing remind me of God's love, and that He brings new life and He makes things grow.
It's all there in the little moments. "That's the mystery of a moment. It's small enough to ignore and big enough to change your life forever." (Erwin McManus)

So, enjoy the moments - all the varied Easter moments this long weekend - God bless you!

If you've some time for more, here's a wonderful Easter song (which we may well be hearing this weekend at Kerith) and then there are some links to great blogs - enjoy!


Nuggets of Gold by Suzanne Whitton

Lisa O'Brien's written about Good Friday here

Simon's written about the Kerith Easter meetings here

A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp

 

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