It’s amazing how quickly the time flies, I feel like Christmas was only yesterday, but it was not Christmas we celebrated it was Easter, which is another great reason to celebrate our relationship with Christ. We celebrated the death and resurrection of Christ, the great three days. Lent and Easter gives us time to reflect on the time God spent here on earth as one of us through his son Jesus. Quite often some of us may experience things and believe that only others who have had a similar experience could relate to whatever it is we went through. Jesus experienced the trials and tribulations of human life and emotions, so when we are talking to God, although we may never fully understand God, we can be sure when we talk to Him, we will always have a friend who fully understands us.
As part of the great three days during our Junior Church Good Friday workshop we lifted our great friends name on high through the painting of the altar frontal which you will see displayed over the next few weeks.
We are so grateful to Felicity Prazack who designed the piece and led the children in painting the design on Good Friday. An amazing job done.
Debbie showed the children how to bake hot cross buns and everyone got to make their own and eat them.
It was lovely for the Krinks to join us in Worship for Good Friday. With words of Wisdom to reflect on from Deacon. Philip, we wonder why Good Friday is good, when Jesus suffered died. But he had to in order to conquer death and rise again. Oh the Mysteries of God!
Easter Sunday, the perfect occasion to welcome the children who had been preparing for their first Holy Communion. An amazing journey from consultation to preparation, we are here.
Charlie, Kitty and Maybelle, accept the gifts they will soon receive in the Eucharistic feast as part of the family of God.
It was very moving to see and hear Maybelle, Charlie and Kitty lead the congregation in prayer with Deacon Philip.
KLS Easter egg hunt this year took place again in Fred Wells garden. Another great event, bringing together community families. The multitude of chocolate eggs were shared with my son Joshua’s basket ball team the Wandsworth Wolves. Joshua pleaded for his team, who he said work so hard training and sweating that they deserve a treat. They were indeed served a treat of Chocolate Easter eggs.
Wandsworth Wolves under 16’s basket ball team with their assistant coaches
Finally Joseph and his amazing technicolour dreamcoat is coming to St Mary’s. We will have two performances on Saturday 18th July; a matinee at 2.30pm and an evening performance at 7.00pm. St. Mary’s is an inclusive and welcoming Church, to show this to the community for these performances we will need volunteers to welcome our visitors, take tickets, serve drinks and nibbles, in true St Mary’s hospitality. Please do get in touch with me, Asi Munisi if you would like to join the hospitality team.
Families & Children’s Minister