Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”
“I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven. (Mark 14:61b-62, NIV)
As we get closer to the cross, Mark slows down the account of Jesus’ life. Because of that, we’re able to see some of the detail of those final few days. Jesus stands alone before the Sanhedrin, betrayed and abandoned, just as he said would happen. He answers the high priest honestly, but is condemned to death. This is what must happen — it is the fulfillment of the scriptures — and Jesus willingly dies for those who desert him.
I hope that you’ll be able to join us in-person or online this Sunday, as we look at the next part of Mark’s gospel together.
You would be very welcome to join us at either of our in-person services this Sunday. Please note that we are in Tier 4 restrictions, meaning that there should be no indoor or outdoor mixing with anyone not part of your household or support bubble.
Our 8:30am Sunday service of Holy Communion resumes in St Thomas, Northaw.
The 10:30am Sunday service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. This week, the service at St Andrew will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion.
Because the service is now live, the audio from the 10:30 service will be available (01707 927907) later in the afternoon, once it has been processed. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
Church Family Fellowship
Holy Week and Easter
Easter Day this year is the 4th April. In light of the new regulations and guidance, I’ll be looking carefully at the services we can run during Holy Week and Easter.
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
We have started a short meeting to pray together each Wednesday morning at 10am. We’re still exploring how it works, but at the moment we meet for about 20 minutes, so that there’s plenty of time to make a drink before the Virtual Coffee Shop. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93894170814.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
On Wednesday evening at 7:30pm, I’ll be thinking a little bit more about the Bible passage read on Sunday morning. I’d love for you to join me for no longer than 60 minutes as we look at little bit more at God’s Word together. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97466572556.
Praying during the week
Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying - we may be physically separate, but we can still pray together; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meetings and Electoral Roll
Our Annual Meetings are scheduled for Sunday 25th April, after the morning service. At the meetings, we will elect churchwardens and PCC members, as well as hear reports from the previous year.
As part of the preparations for the meetings, the Electoral Roll will be revised on the 10th April 2021.
More details of both of these will be published in due course.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.