“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:12-13
In Sunday’s service, Reverend John Murray will be asking the question, “Where is God in the pandemic?”, and we will be thinking about how we can respond to the current world crisis.
It is with great sadness that we inform you that the wonderful Ilona Wicker, a longstanding member of our church family, died yesterday afternoon (not related to covid-19). Our grief is mixed with gratitude, love and admiration for Ilona’s life and example to those around her, knowing that she has now risen in glory. As this week we are only able to have a very small, restricted funeral service at Holy Trinity Church, later in the year we will hold a larger Memorial Service to celebrate Ilona’s life, with much thanksgiving to God. Please keep her children, Christopher and Caroline and their families, in your prayers.
We are delighted to let you know that the Easter edition of Trinity Times is now available! Click here to download your copy. Great articles on what our church family has been up to, some interesting history, our eco-standing as a church, the power of prayer, as well as quizzes, craft, recipes, and more! Also, if you are happy to volunteer to read or say prayers in one of our virtual services, please email Elizabeth Bean.
Today we will be looking at the abundant life we can have in Jesus, our Good Shepherd. Our Psalm this week (Psalm 23) reminds us that even as we are going through dark times, even if even death itself casts a shadow over us, we need not be afraid, for God is with us. “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23
Greetings, love and peace to you, whether you are feeling content or frustrated, hopeful or downcast, faithful or fearful as we finish this sixth week of confinement. On Sunday morning we will join with two of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. We can be confident that Jesus walks alongside each one of us at this time as he walked with them, opened their hearts, explained the Scriptures, and broke bread with them:
‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’ Luke 24:32
It would be great if as many people as possible could start watching our video service together at 10.30am, and join us for a Zoom tea/coffee afterwards.