We approach the busiest period in the Anglican church from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. (Pray for your minister for energy and inspiration).
PALM SUNDAY – 13 April 2014
We will process in from the top of our property for the 7am Eucharist. Please come a few minutes early if this is your usual service and gather by the flood light. The 9am service will have a Palm Sunday flavour but start off in the building as per usual.
HOLY MONDAY – 14 April 2014
We will have an instructive “Passover meal” to help us understand the backdrop to which Easter plays out with Jesus – the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. You need to RSVP for this event. 6pm for 6.30pm.
HOLY TUESDAY – 15 April 2014
Come see the significance of Easter through the eyes of different poets down the ages. Hear the back-story to their stories! “All shall be well” with Julian of Norwich. “God alone is enough” and “Christ has no body” by Teresa of Avila. “Easter Wings” by George Herbert. “The Disciple” by Rudyard Kipling. “Seven Stanzas at Easter” by John Updike. From 6pm until 7pm.
HOLY WEDNESDAY – 16 April 2014
Join us for the final teaching series of our Lent Course as we look at the power of prayer to transform lives. If you missed the rest, you can still come to this one! From 6pm until 7pm.
HOLY THURSDAY – 17 April 2014
Come celebrate Maundy Thursday and one of the most incredible acts of the Servant King. We will have a foot-washing ceremony at both the 8.30am and 6pm Eucharists.
GOOD FRIDAY – 18 April 2014
We journey with the Passion of Christ from 12pm to 3pm, the watch hour service, when “darkness came over the whole land…for the sun stopped shining” (Luke 23v44). As we explore the growing darkness of Luke 22 and 23, we will be reminded of the Christian hope, which is Easter Sunday.
EASTER SUNDAY – 20 April 2014
We will have three services at All Souls. Come early for the sake of parking and a decent seat.
- Sunrise Eucharist and Lighting of the Easter Candle – 5.45 am (down by the memorial wall beneath the cross). In the place where we remember the death of our loved ones we also remember Christ saying “I am the resurrection and the life”.
- Easter Procession and Eucharist (Traditional) – 7am – From the start of the service we affirm “Christ the Light” – a wonderful proclamation of the Easter hope. The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome the light.
Easter Family Service (with a shortened Communion) – 9am – Come and celebrate His gift of love. We will celebrate, the Son of God who loved us and gave us life (great lyrics for a song). The Easter hunt is over. We have found the greatest treasure of all.