The Lord is Risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Join us on Easter Day to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.

The service with Holy Communion will be led by the Revd David Marshall-Jones at 11:00.

Everyone is very welcome.  We look forward to seeing you.

There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children.

 

One of Ukraine’s most famous Easter traditions is their intricately decorated Easter eggs known as ‘pysanka’. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, ‘to write’. Creating pysanka is extremely complicated. The smoothest and best-shaped eggs are used to make pysanka. A stylus is often used to ensure and perfect the clean lines and intricate patterns on the eggs. Pysanka are usually created during the last week of Lent and given to friends and loved ones to represent the gift of life.

One of the most popular, and oldest, pysanky legend tells of a young woman who was on her way home from the market in town. She had with her a jug of fresh water for her journey and a basket of eggs. On her way she met a stranger sitting on a rock. Thinking he must be a tired traveller, she offered him a drink of her water. When he handed the water back to her, she was surprised to see that he had wounds on his hands. The stranger said nothing, but got up and went in the opposite direction to the young woman. When she arrived home, she uncovered her basket and discovered her eggs had been turned into beautiful pysanky.  The stranger, of course, had been Jesus Christ, and that was the first Easter morning.

Ukrainians have been decorating eggs, creating these miniature jewels, for countless generations.  If you’d like to read more about the designs click here.

If you were unable to join us for our Good Friday service, you can now listen to it here. Our thanks to the URC Daily Devotions team for making this available.

On Good Friday, at 10:30am, our service will be a quiet and meditative service based on one devised by the URC’s General Secretary, the Revd Dr John Bradbury who preached here last October.  It will be led by Elders and members of Trinity, with readings, prayer and music.

Please do join us.

The service at 8pm on Maundy Thursday, 14 April, will include Holy Communion and Tenebrae.  It will be led by the Revd David Marshall-Jones (retired URC minister).

Tenebrae (latin for “darkness”) takes place in a darkened church lit by a number of candles. A series of Scripture readings chronicles Jesus’s final week. After each reading a candle is snuffed out, until only the Christ candle remains lit.

Everyone will be very welcome to the service.

Wimbledon Churches Joint Service – United Act of Witness – for Palm Sunday took place this morning in bright sunshine.  A good number attended, along with the donkey, and plenty of interest from passers-by who received palm crosses.

 

Join us at 11:00 for Palm Sunday worship, led by some of Trinity’s Elders.
Palm c
rosses will be distributed during the service.

Everybody is most welcome.

If you are in Wimbledon town centre at 10:00, come along to the short ecumenical service and procession with a Palm Sunday donkey.  Meet outside Centre Court (Tesco side).

Juliet Smith has sent us these pictures from St Ives –  the Easter window of the butcher’s shop in Main Street which is provoking lots of comment and interest!

 

Thank you to all those who make regular use of our ‘contactless’ donation device at our services.  It is simple to use with either a debit or credit card, or mobile phone.

If you have used it in the past, thank you.  If you haven’t, then please give it a go!