Newsletter April 17th 2022

Easter Day

Message from our Minister

The Easter story gives us renewed hope.  Jesus came into our fractured world to mend broken hearts and with that, to entrust the building of his Kingdom based on self-giving love. He offers himself as the one who knows our need of forgiveness and sets us on the right path. His outstretched arms on the cross seek to hold a petulant and often divided world together through his sacrificial love. He calls us to reach out to others with that same love too.  I invite you to take a fresh look at the Cross and the depth of God’s love and hope for us all. We are powerfully reminded that from the devastation of death and utter despair there emerges the promise of life in all its fullness. God promises resurrection, renewal and eternal life, that which no one can ever destroy or take away.  And a new day begins – forever. Alleluia!

May the joy of the Risen Lord be real for you this Easter.

God’s richest blessings to you all.

Rev John Izzard

This Week  

Martin will be speaking on ‘Why look for the living among the dead?” (Then and now)’

Next Week 

Michael Pilavachi will be speaking about ‘Jesus and the Other Two Disciples’ – an original and ‘unique’ interpretation of events before and after the resurrection, and where we fit in the story.

PASQUA – PÂQUES – OSTERN – EASTER

Here are some foreign language phrases from the Easter story as told in the Gospels.
Pair them up with the English versions.  (Which 3 languages are featured?)

MORE SIMON JOKES

I accidentally drank a bottle of invisible ink last night.  I’m now in hospital waiting to be seen.

My son accidentally glued his autobiography to himself.  That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

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