Easter Worship

 

With so much careful preparation for each of the services for Holy Week, there was little doubt that it would culminate in a wonderful Easter family celebration conducted by Ian Wilson.

Initially, the choir, accompanied by David Sell, our organist today, performed the introit ‘Alleluia, Jesus, risen Lord of Life’ with John Balsillie taking the role of cantor. Thereafter, it was music and movement as the congregation came forward during the first hymn to decorate the empty cross with daffodils. The children were released to enjoy an Easter egg hunt around the church and successfully located 10 lettered eggs which they then organised to form the words ‘He has risen’. They also taught the congregation a new song – with actions!

Using the children’s knowledge of the senses, Ian made us aware of how we use all our senses in the worship of God. When we listened to John 20 verses 1-18 we had to pay attention for the names Mary, Peter and ‘the other disciple’, John as well as references to sight. We were impressed that the children could tell us correctly how many times the various words had been mentioned.

With the beautiful hymns, the daffodils on the cross, the lovely floral arrangements, the congregation left having been presented with wee Easter eggs and posies of bright flowers by the children. What an exceptional service!

Thank you everyone.

Thursday 25th is busy as usual with Friendship coffee from 10-11.30 in St Bridget’s. Craft Group will meet from 2-4 in the South conservatory and then in the evening at St Bridget’s there is badminton from 7.30-9.30.

South Spring coffee morning will be on Saturday 27th from 10-12noon in the hall. Congregation members are reminded to bring in home baking for the home bakes stall as their avid supporters will be waiting!

Looking ahead, Kilwhang Ringers will hold their annual coffee morning at St Bridget’s on 11th May from 10-12. Tickets £3

Granite City Brass will hold a concert supporting Christian Aid on Sunday 12th May at 7pm. Tickets will be £5. Your support will be much appreciated.

The following Saturday, the 18th May, Kids’ Praise are organising a ceilidh from 7-10pm. Refreshments will be served. Please wear a touch of tartan. More information soon!

 


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