There is a wide variety of opportunities to worship for people of all ages this Holy Week.
Young families who enjoy zooming can experience worship with Katherine Lyddon, our Deanery pioneer, on Maundy Thursday, at 6 p.m., Good Friday at 10 a.m., and Easter Sunday at 10:15 a.m. To obtain a password to enter these meetings, please contact Martin (01984 248601) or Katherine. (email@example.com)
And there’s a great children’s activity for the weekend available here:Its-Easter
Also attached is a great Easter egg hunt (you might need to improvise the plastic eggs!)Easter-story-egg-hunt
For families whose children have grown up, there is a service of Spiritual Communion for Maundy Thursday in which you can pray through the Communion Service without using bread and wine: this will be particularly useful for Maundy Thursday evening, when we would normally be gathering for our shared Communion meal. The order of service will be posted on the church website.
On Good Friday, Adam and Sue Green are offering a Good Friday meditation which will be in the form of an audio podcast and available on the website to be listened to at any time.
On Saturday evening at 8 p.m., the Greens will be back in action on Zoom, celebrating an Easter Service of Light in their back garden, in which we can all share. If you have not yet dipped your toes into the waters of Zoom, this might be a very good opportunity to start. Please email Adam and Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join in. They’ll send you a service sheet and a link to the event.
On Easter Sunday at 10 a.m., you can join in the national Easter Sing praise event, singing two Easter hymns in your garden or in your street – see how many of your neighbours will join in! You can find all the details at https://ctbi.org.uk/sing-resurrection/
(Make sure you check it out on Saturday, as there are tasks of preparation that need completing if you are going to enjoy this occasion to the full.)
Also on Easter Sunday are the Home Service on 10 Radio at 10 (if your singing voice isn’t up to “Sing Resurrection”), and, last but by absolutely no means least, our very own “Easter Sunday@6” will be available on the church website from 6 p.m. – do join us if you possibly can – or catch up any time after then – the service will stay on the website all week.
If you fancy something on a regional or national scale, there are a host of other opportunities for worship and recommended Easter activities on the Diocesan website.
And finally, for your daily constitutional over the Easter weekend, make sure you visit the ceremonial life-sized Cross which John Cottenham and John Osborne have erected at Fleed’s Cross (just off the main road going west out of Wivey after you’ve negotiated the Devil’s Elbow hairpin bends.) From it you can get a panoramic view over Wivey and pray a blessing of hope on the land and the community.
May the compassion of the crucified Jesus and the joy of our resurrected Lord fill you with God’s hope and peace this weekend.