HE IS RISEN!
Celebrate the Saviour!
May this day, bring hope and blessings to you and your family,
with love from all at St. Albans
Help me, Dear Lord, to Enter into the sorrow and the silence of this Holy Saturday. Today no sacraments are celebrated.
Today the world waits in mourning in anticipation of the glory of new life!
We have one, who also was broken in ways we could never comprehend, yet he remained strong and chose to endure it all – for us.
He extends grace to remind us we don’t have to stay stuck in our struggle and pain. He holds good in store through it all, able to bring greater purpose, beauty and strength. He never intends for us to remain in the pit of our despair – for He breathes fresh life.
The power of the Resurrection gives hope for our future.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13;34
We have already become ‘a different sort of church’ in unprecedented ways. The very place in which the body of Christ finds its identity, offers prayer, and receives solace in time of crisis—that is, the church building—is not available to us. The present situation does not negate the joy we have been granted in the resurrection, but it will be lived out this year in different ways.