St. Andrew’s Community Announcements: April 4, 2012

Dear Friends,

Is it too early to say “Happy Easter”?  As Christians we know the end of the Holy Week story and so can be ready to rejoice, even as we commemorate the events of Good Friday.  The picture above shows the beginning of our Palm ‘Sunday’ service last Friday, as we paraded into church singing ‘Ride on Ride on in Majesty’.  The video of the service can be seen via the Media page.  

In Holy Week, the one celebrated as the conquering king at the beginning, becomes the criminal to be punished by the end.  We will meet at 10am this Friday to remember Jesus the suffering servant, the one who died on the cross to take away our sins.  On Sunday we will gather again to celebrate the risen Christ, the one who promises victory over death and the promise of eternal life.

We are an Easter people!  A people who have hope to share with the world – and not just the hope of future resurrection, but also hope for life on earth now!  Please join us to celebrate if you can.

A Happy Easter to everyone!

God bless,

Iain

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Easter Services

Friday 6th April, 10 am  Good Friday Service
Sunday 8th April, 10 am Easter Sunday Service
Sunday 8th April, 6:30 pm  Easter Cantata –
       join with Cairo Christian Fellowship for this celebration in the Guild Hall

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Skype Prayer Meeting

Skype prayer meetings will restart after Easter on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm.  Add “iainbaxter” as a skype contact to join in.

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Sign up for Assisting in Worship

A new signup sheet for worship assistants has been prepared.  Please sign up to share your gifts with us by reading in church,  providing refreshments or giving the flowers.  Thank you for sharing in our ministry in these ways.

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This Week’s Readings

Good Friday

 First Reading                    Isaiah 52:13–53:12
 Psalm                               Psalm 22
 Second Reading               Hebrews 10:16–25
 Gospel Lesson                 John 18:1-19:42

Easter Sunday

 Easter Gospel                   John 20:1-18
 First Reading                    Acts 10:34-43
 Second Reading               1 Corinthians 15:1-11

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