We might be distant from each other physically, but we needn't be spiritually - and we certainly need not be distant from God...
Welcome to Sunday Worship!
SUNDAY 12 APRIL
Led by Revd Bryn Rickards
To Sing at 10am...
With modern worship band...
Or with organ and choir...
Welcome & Introduction
Reading (Matthew 28:1-10 in the NIV)
Read by Vahan Rickards
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.” Now I have told you.’
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’
Life Breaking Through
Thanks to all who sent in photos of 'life breaking through'! As you watch the slideshow below, give thanks for the death-defying life God offers us in Jesus Christ...
You might like to view the slides whilst listening to the following track (press the play button) - a song I shared with you when I first came to take a service at Hadleigh URC back in March 2015 ('Alive' by Hillsong Young & Free). How time flies!...
Or, if you'd prefer something more traditional...
What's the Connection?
Before you listen to the message, here's a question for you: what links all the images below together?
(If you're on a laptop or PC, scroll over the box to reveal the image!)
What did you think? Listen to the Easter message to find out...
Message: Don't be Afraid!
If you or your kids would like something to do whilst you listen to the message, why not draw lots of flowers close together on an A4 sheet of paper. Then, afterwards, you can follow the instructions here to tear a cross. You'll have blossomed the cross!
(Or, if you have a printer, you can download the colouring sheet opposite by clicking on the image and use that as the base instead)
Blossoming the Cross
Prayers of Intercession
Written by George Barnes
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A Final Song
Post Service Fellowship
If you haven't joined the comments on the YouTube page, then why not leave a short message of Easter greetings here for others in our church family...