We had a very moving Easter at St John’s, which started with the Agape meal and service on Maundy Thursday. Thank you to all the cooks and the team for organising and preparing the meal, for those who prepared the church and to Rev Julie for showing us what a traditional Seder meal – that Jesus would have participated in – would have looked like.
On Good Friday we started with the Sunday School activities which were well-attended and continued with the Walk of Witness up the high street with the Uniting Churches. In the afternoon we had our Good Friday service, which was very visual and brought home the horrible events of that day. We were then able to share the joy of the resurrection twice on Easter Sunday with the dawn service and a 10am service. Alleluia! Christ is risen!
A special “thank you” goes to everyone who was involved and contributed to the organization of the Easter services – for the music and singing, the liturgy, speaking and prayers and all that goes on behind the scenes, including the sound system. Thank you, too, to all the gifted ladies who prepared the church with Easter flowers. They were beautiful, inspiring and praiseworthy of a time when we cry out ‘Alleluia, the Lord has risen, He has risen indeed, Alleluia’!!! A heart-felt thank you to Rev Julie for her continued ministry at St John’s – we feel so blessed to have her here!
Here some pictures
Rev Julie with Fr Crichton and Rev Hazel from Christchurch, Southgate at the Chrism mass at St Paul’s Cathedral on Maundy Thursday
Rev Julie and Maliah on their way to deliver Easter Eggs to the Nursing Homes
The set up for our Agape Meal on maundy Thursday
Walk of Witness with the Uniting Churches on Good Friday
Good Friday Service – preparing the crucified body
Dawn Service on Easter Sunday – Alleluia He is risen!
Lighting candles for our loved ones who cannot be here with us.
Beautiful Easter Garden
He has risen indeed!