What sort of Easter will it be this year? Sunlit and spring-like?
Or wintry and wet? Or even snowy??? (Surely we've had enough
white stuff for one year?)
Well by the
time you read this, no doubt you will have a much better idea
than I do now at some distance from the festival and the season.
I do hope that we have the joy of more of the spring flowers
that we associate with this time of
year. I write this on a Mothering Sunday that is strangely devoid
of daffodils - although I am sure that even though I am not with
you to witness it, a host of posies will have been prepared for
all the 'motherers' in church this Sunday.
the weather, Easter invites us to celebrate new life and look
forward to the promise of God's love and forgiveness - poured
out all over us -just as we look forward to the sun's healing
rays after the long, dark days of winter. Bathing ourselves in
the sun's rays can, of course also be hazardous. We now know
that care must be taken to avoid over-exposure Fortunately, no
such difficulty exists with the healing rays of God's love and
also heralds the rapid approach of our Annual Parish Meeting
on Sunday 11"' April. This year will mean some significant
changes in our standing committee. After several years of sterling
service, both Debbie Francis and Mark Dain are standing down
as our PCC Secretary and Treasurer respectively. We thank them
for all their hard work and dedication and wish them and their
families well. Meantime, we also hope that others will consider
offering their talents and service in these much-needed roles.
This could also be a response to God's love toured out for us.
And i have been made aware more than ever this year - through
force of circumstances - how much we owe to all those who give
so much through their voluntary service, and - yes - expressions
of love for the community in which we live.
Here's wishing you (whatever the weather!) a happy, happy Easter!