Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate … had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. (Mark 15:15, NIV)
Who is Jesus? Mark starts his gospel by describing Jesus as the Christ — God’s rescuing king. As we follow Jesus’ journey through Mark we see Jesus demonstrating his power and authority over nature, sickness, evil and death. This Sunday is usually called Palm Sunday, where we remember the crowds in Jerusalem welcoming Jesus as God’s king. We also Jesus betrayal, abandonment and arrest. The only crown Jesus wears is one made of thorns.
Who is Jesus?
I hope that you’ll be able to join us in-person or online this Sunday, as we look at Jesus Christ together. Is he really God’s king?
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 continues 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.
British Summer Time
Don’t forget that the clocks go forward an hour on Sunday morning.
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 Evening Prayer
During Holy week, we will be having online Evening Prayer via Zoom from Monday to Thursday at 5pm, please join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/98380523178?pwd=WGR4N1hkMHZFb09LcTR2V0hsRkl6QT09.
There will be a short Good Friday service at 2pm in St Thomas. This will not be recorded or streamed.
On Easter Day, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw. At 10:30am we will have our Easter Family Service at St Andrew, Cuffley. This service will also be streamed, and will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion.
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
Do please join us on Wednesday mornings, via Zoom, for a short service of Morning Prayer: https://zoom.us/j/93894170814.
Iris Holdom’s Funeral
Iris’s funeral is at 2pm on Wednesday 31st March. This will also be livestreamed, please use these details to access the service:
- Website: https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
- Order ID: 88024
- Password: kksmbcbp
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.