Christ is risen!!!!  He is risen indeed.  Alleluia.

This is the Easter greeting in our church this morning.  The cross of Good Friday says “it is finished.” Christ’s work on the cross is completed.  But we know that it is not the end because on the third day God raised Jesus Christ from the dead.  We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus that because he lives, we live and nothing in life or death can ever separate us from God’s great love.  I pray that as you worship today that you will come to know more deeply the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

Our young people and Youth Leaders are busy having a blast at Easter Camp, hence the lack of youth at our service this morning.  Easter Camp is an amazing opportunity for young people to meet the risen Jesus.  I hope over the next month we can hear of our young peoples experience of meeting the risen Christ.

Our St Augustine’s folk will have received tax receipts for last year as well as a letter encouraging them to think about offering your tax rebate to the Lower Hall fund.  I would also like to encourage you as well to think about offering your rebate to the Lower Hall fund as we hope to have our repairs underway in the next couple of months.

Thanks to Rev Silvia Purdie and Rev Ron Hay for leading the combined Services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Christ is risen!!!!  He is risen indeed.  Alleluia.

Blessings

Kevin

Interim Priest-in-charge