Easter Message

So,  Cadbury and the National Trust have removed ‘Easter’ from the title of their egg hunts this year.  Provoking comment from both the Archbishop of York and the Prime Minister.  Of course the word appears elsewhere in their blurb.  But not in the title.  Not prominently.

I wonder what else could be taken away or what ought to be prominent.

You could take away daffodils, crocuses or any other spring time flowers.  You could take away Spring.  You could take away Easter bonnets, Easter parades, Easter concerts.  You could take away Easter holidays, certainly Bank Holiday Monday.  You could take away chocolate, especially chocolate eggs.  You could take away the National Trust.  You could take away Prime Ministers.  Even Archbishops.

None of these things mean anything, really.  We’ve got our words mixed up.  The adjectives have become nouns, the nouns have become adjectives.  The substantives have been swamped by the relatives.  We are living in a fog, nothing is clear, firm, distinct.  Let’s all be x or pers.

We could, on the other hand, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest:

 ‘For I delivered to you as of first importance that

Christ died for our sins that he was buried that he

was raised on the third day according to the scriptures

and that he appeared………..’ 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

Service Times for the Churches of Buckhurst Hill

St John’s Church
High Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5RX

Monday 10th Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April
8-9pm Quiet personal reflections at interactive prayer stations in the church

Maundy Thursday, 13th April
8pm Service

Good Friday, 14th April
11am-1pm –  Quiet personal reflections at interactive prayer stations in the church
2-4pm – Family time for personal reflections at interactive prayer stations in the church

Easter Sunday, 16th April
Easter breakfast served from 9.30am
8:45am Traditional service of Holy Communion
10:45am Family Service
7pm – Cafe style worship (refreshments from 6:45pm)

Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church
Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5LW

Maundy Thursday 13th April
7:30pm Service in The Lighthouse

Good Friday, 14th April
11am service in church

Easter Sunday, 16th April
10:30am Family Service
6:30pm Inspire service

St James’s URC

Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5NG

Maundy Thursday, 13th April
10:30am-2:30pm Quiet Day

Good Friday, 14th April
11am Meditational service