Sunday, 16 April 2017

Holy Week

Holy Week has been a busy time at St Paul’s, as we’ve followed the story of the final week of Christ's life. We’ve done this either through services at St Paul’s or in conjunction with the other churches in Oadby.

So, Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem was not only commemorated in a morning service, last Sunday, but also in the March of witness through Oadby Parade, from St Peter’s to the Methodist Church – incorporating two donkeys.

Then – on Thursday – an evening service at St Paul’s remembered how Jesus partook of the Last Supper with his friends, and instituted the Holy Communion, in which Jesus’ death is remembered in the bread and the wine. It was also the occasion when he washed the disciples’ feet – saying “I give you a new commandment that you love one another, as I have loved you.” So, within the communion service, Gillian (our curate) washed 10 people’s feet.

Good Friday – the day of Jesus crucifixion – started with a morning service in St Peter’s, with the other churches. Then in the evening, 20+ people joined in a service “At the Foot of the Cross” in St Paul’s, with readings, hymns and prayers. The service finished remembering Jesus’ burial, as we waited for the resurrection.