Dear Christ Church,
While I have you, be sure to mark your calendar for this very special and historic Eastertide event April 16th at 5pm. Spread the word and invite others!
Remember to come early for both parking and seating at tonight’s 7pm Good Friday service, typically a standing-room-only event. We will also stream it live tonight, though it will not be recorded for future viewing. And if you have any questions about our weekend services, you can visit our Lenten Resource Page.
A Good Friday Sonnet by Malcolm Guite:
XI Crucifixion: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
See, as they strip the robe from off his back
And spread his arms and nail them to the cross,
The dark nails pierce him and the sky turns black,
And love is firmly fastened on to loss.
But here a pure change happens. On this tree
Loss becomes gain, death opens into birth.
Here wounding heals and fastening makes free,
Earth breathes in heaven, heaven roots in earth.
And here we see the length, the breadth, the height,
Where love and hatred meet and love stays true,
Where sin meets grace and darkness turns to light,
We see what love can bear and be and do.
And here our Saviour calls us to his side,
His love is free, his arms are open wide.
P.S. In addition to our normal 9am & 11am services, we will have a 7:30am service for Easter. Bring your cut flowers for the flowering cross!