This took place to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet: ‘Say to Daughter Zion, “See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”’ (Matthew 21:4-5)
This Sunday is usually called Palm Sunday, because we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem greeted as if he were a king. Cloaks are laid on the ground for his donkey to walk on, palm branches are waved in the air to mark his entry.
What kind of king is this? What will happen to him next? What should we make of all this?
You would be very welcome to join us at 10:30am in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we see Jesus, God’s king, entering Jerusalem.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will also be streamed. This 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.
There is no children’s church this Sunday, as we all meet together in the main body of the building.
Holy Week Evening Prayer
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Holy Week, we will be having Evening Prayer in St Thomas at 5pm.
As in previous years, we are holding a Maundy Thursday Supper with Holy Communion on Thursday 6th April at 6pm. Tickets are £12, and the sign up sheet is at the back of St Andrew.
There will be a 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.
If you would like a loved one to be remembered in our Easter flowers, please use the list at the back of St Andrews, donations would be greatly appreciated.
We have a confirmation service planned in May. If you have been baptised, but not confirmed, and might be interested in confirming your faith, please be in touch with the vicar, Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is advance notice that our Annual Meetings are scheduled for Sunday 14th May 2023. At the meetings, we will elect churchwardens and PCC members, as well as hear reports from the previous year.
Praying during Lent
Church Society are calling for 60 days of prayer for the church. Each day until 21st April, they are publishing short reflection around one of the Church of England collects. You would be very welcome to use these to help you pray during Lent, and beyond. You may even recognise one of the authors! The prayers and reflections can be found on the Church Society website.
Wednesday Morning prayer
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.