A reflection for Easter by Rev. Anna Bishop
Oh glorious morn, oh wonderful day, Jesus is raised from the dead.
From obedience to glory the work of God completed, the barrier broken,
the curtain rent asunder. We see God in all His awesome holiness and wonder.
Through Jesus, the sacrificial lamb victory is won, the ransom paid, death overcome. The suffering Son, now risen Christ, magnificent in glory in the heavenly trinity entwined, eager to embrace the smallest seed of faith. The gates of Heaven open wide to receive all who will seek and find. To our God from whom such grace so freely flows we give praise, thanks and honour for the Son who arose.
TRULY THIS IS THE SON OF GOD!
from Kate Newton
Prayers for Tuesday 31st March
Compline is the ancient monastic service of night prayer.
This service of Compline is taken from the book, Prayer at Night: A Book for the Darkness by Jim Cotter.
It is available to buy from Canterbury Press under the title Praying the Dark Hours: A Night Prayer Companion.
All words are copyright Jim Cotter 1983, 1999, 2001 & 2011
Used by kind permission from Cairns Publications.
A message from Rachel,
It is planned to produce an Easter edition of the newsletter, with a new deadline being TODAY Friday 27th March 2020.
Contributions for this newsletter (to be chiefly be published online) will be very welcome.
It is intended to provide content people will need during a prolonged period of isolation.
You might want to contribute prayers, messages to the church family, offers of help, requests for help, jokes, or suggestions of things to do when stuck at home. Anything you can think of to sustain people through what is going to be a very trying time.
Send any content to email@example.com
Please be aware that a number of events and activities at Salisbury Methodist Church have been cancelled in the light of Government advice.
It may be worth checking with the organisers before setting out to attend any activity, as the situation is a rapidly changing one.
The Methodist Church has issued some guideance about attending church, and pastoral support, for people in our church communities.
It includes suggested resources if you feel that you cannot attend church, but wish to continue to worship on a Sunday.
The guideance can be found here
Please note that our own recorded services are available here