There was Easter fun in the village hall Good Friday morning as families gathered to make Easter gardens, Easter hats and decorate Easter biscuits and chocolate nests. We also made prayer hands and lots of Easter story themed banners to use during our service.
We paraded up to church for an 11am service, led by Karen in our ‘Celebrate’ style – very informal with lots of participation from the children. We heard how God has plans for us all but that they might differ from what we plan for ourselves. Including a video story ‘the three trees’, excellent readings telling us about the events of Holy Week and Easter, by Evelyn, Alex, Issie and Daisy and prayers said by Astrid and Daisy, it was good to have the young people involved. A rousing rendition of ‘Shine Jesus, Shine’ ended our worship before we all shared hot cross buns, chocolate cake and drinks.
Over 75 in church including 25 or so children – we’d call that a Good Friday!