The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.’ (Matthew 28:5-6)
Easter Day is a day for celebration: Jesus has risen from the dead. The first Easter Day started with confusion and fear, however, but then lead to great joy. The women who see the empty tomb leave with joy to tell Jesus’ disciples that he is alive. How can we have that joy? What does it mean to be filled with joy because of Easter?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am Easter Day All-Age service in St Andrew, Cuffley (followed by Holy Communion) or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at the Easter invitation to believe that Jesus is alive, and to be filled with great joy.
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.
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 for Sunday 21st 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 (email@example.com).
Our next foodbank collection is Wednesday 12th April. You’re welcome to bring donations to St Andrew at our Sunday service or on Wednesday morning, or to be in touch with Gill Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01707 874872) to arrange delivery or collection.
Annual Meetings and Electoral Roll
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.
As part of the preparations for the meetings, the Electoral Roll will be revised between the 23rd and 26th April 2023.
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.
Praying during Lent
Church Society are inviting 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.