“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. (Mark 16:6, NIV)
What does it mean to follow Jesus? Mark’s gospel ends with an empty tomb, and the promise of Jesus’ resurrection. Mark doesn’t record the women at the tomb meeting Jesus, but they are told to believe his promises and to go and find him just where he said he would be.
What does it mean to follow Jesus? To believe what he said, and to know him.
I hope that you’ll be able to join us in-person or online this Sunday, as celebrate the resurrection of Jesus together.
Our Good Friday service is at 2pm at St Thomas, Northaw. This will be a service of readings and hymns as we mark Jesus’ crucifixion. This service will not be streamed or videoed.
The sermon will be recorded, and made available via SoundCloud.
Easter Sunday Services
You would be very welcome to join us at either of our in-person services this Sunday. Please note that there should be no indoor mixing with anyone not part of your household or support bubble. You can, however, have social contact outdoors under the rule of 6 (or two households).
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.
For the first time in over 12 months, we will be singing together - our final hymn will be sung outside. There will then be a short service of Holy Communion.
Sunday 11th April
There will be one service on Sunday 11th April, a 10:30am service at St Andrew.
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
Our foodbank collection this month is Wednesday 7th April. You’re welcome to bring donations to the 10:30 service at St Andrews, or be in touch with Gill Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01707 874872) to arrange delivery or collection.
I will be on leave for the week after Easter. If you need to contact the church urgently, please email or phone (07838 919829) the churchwarden.
The Wednesday morning prayer and Bible Study will resume on 14th April.
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 email@example.com.
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, including Electoral Roll application forms, are available on our website. This page will be kept up to date with all the information and forms needed.
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.