The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
It is a basic principle of Christianity that our God is The God of grace, abundant and immeasurable grace. No matter how hard you try you can never out give God. Whatever we offer him, through his grace he returns immeasurably more. He is the God that turns our thinking upside down and this is the same in worship. Worship is not our gift to God; it is a gift from God.
On Palm Sunday a great crowd of people greeted Jesus as their king, they worshiped him as the messiah. Like us these people would have had many challenges and problems in their lives and there were certainly difficult times to face in the week ahead. But in this moment of worship there was great joy for anyone who was willing to give themselves over to it.
Not being able to meet in our Churches means that worship is different at the moment, but a great many people are going to some considerable efforts to find ways to worship God. As we worship, our God draws us close to himself, we experience a taste of his glory, and receive his peace.
Worship is not our gift to God; it is a gift from God.
Reverend John (Vicar)
There will be some materials available on the website for reflection during Holy Week.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting 29th April
You will not be surprised to hear that this meeting has been postponed. Bishop Nick has used his powers as our diocesan Bishop to delay all the requirements of this meeting until the end of October.
Magazine; There is now an April edition available on the website. Unfortunately our printers are closed for the duration. If you know of anyone who needs a paper copy it can be printed from the website but I must encourage that all social distancing measures be followed. Sharing paper copies with a neighbour may be possible but please do not print and distribute in large number.