Not long now. All the shops are crammed with Easter Eggs. For many children the Easter holidays have started and soon we can enjoy a long bank holiday weekend with a spot of gardening, shopping, or whatever takes your fancy. And of course a handy helping of chocolate. Mind you, all that’s a long way from the first Easter, with the tortured death of an innocent man, who said He came to save us. And most amazingly of all, a few days later He proved it, by His shock defeat of the last enemy, death, bringing new life to anyone who puts their faith in Him.
Here at ABC we want to welcome you to come and celebrate Easter with us. On Palm Sunday from 10.30am we have a CAFE church on the theme of FEELINGS, focusing in part on the emotional rollercoaster that is the Easter story. On Good Friday we have a service of Readings and reflection from the gospels at 9am, followed by an opportunity to join the walk of witness in town, culminating in a time of joint worship outdoors in Jubilee Square at 11am. On Easter Saturday, you can get involved in helping with the Waypoint Easter Egg Hunt in town, support the Gallagher Stadium event supporting the homeless (including an evening concert, and an opportunity to do a sponsored sleepout overnight). At ABC we are showing a film about the resurrection on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning we share in our usual Easter Breakfast from 9am, followed by a rousing service of Celebration from 10.30am. So do come and celebrate the Risen Lord with us. ‘It is true! The Lord has risen….!’ Luke 24:34
Have a good Easter!