Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
It was hard to know which aspect of Easter to focus on in the newsletter this week. The Easter story encompasses so much – everything really – of the true meaning of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. So let’s look at Jesus’ last meal with His disciples. I imagine they were in a dark room in a small space using quiet voices and quite confused about what was happening. Jesus had been predicting His death and is speaking about betrayal and going away. Scripture also says that Jesus was deeply troubled so there would have been an intensity in the atmosphere. These moments in the Upper Room were precious ones between Jesus and His friends. Although there was confusion there was also the bond between them of living and travelling together, of listening and learning and of loving one another. One even leant against Jesus as He spoke.
Do we ourselves have moments of intimacy with Jesus – the One who gave His life for us and offers Himself to us as our Lord and Saviour. This Easter may one of our prayers be “Lord Jesus, draw me closer to You. Help me to live as your beloved disciple”.
With love & blessings,