Friday, 3 April 2015

Broken for Me

Good Friday is a day that is both solemn and joyful – solemn because it remembers how Jesus was rejected by mankind, unjustly condemned and made to suffer the most humiliating and painful death imaginable; – joyful because it is the events on this day which open up the way by which God is able to forgive sins, and humankind can once more approach God.

The day started with a joint Churches Together in Oadby service at the refurbished Baptist church – one of the last services to be led by their Minister, the Revd Ellen Price, before she moves on to her new job. We remembered Christ’s trial and crucifixion through drama, Bible readings, hymns, a sermon and prayers

Afterwards, the intention had been to distribute Easter eggs and hot cross buns to shoppers in the Parade at Oadby as an indication of God’s love and generosity to the world outside. Unfortunately the rain made this impractical, so people were encouraged to take them for their neighbours, with the same message.

We meet again this evening, at 7:30 p.m. for a service of meditation as we reflect on the cross.