Easter Notices

The Bangor on Dee Group      Notices April 17th 2022 Easter Day

Alleluia: Christ is Risen!

He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

 

Easter Sunday        09.00              Eucharist Worthenbury

09.45              Eucharist Marchwiel

11.00              Eucharist  Bangor

Tuesday                   19.30              Bangor Annual Meeting in church.

 Wednesday             14.00              Prayer Group Marchwiel

19.00              Worthenbury Annual Meeting in the Hall

2nd Sunday of Easter

09.45              Eucharist Marchwiel

11.00              Eucharist  Worthenbury, Morning Prayer Bangorr

 

Bangor Baptism helpers  May1st 1.15pm volunteer needed/ May 15th 12.30 Les and Marion/ May 29th 12.45 volunteer needed/ July 24th 12.30 volunteer needed /Aug 28th David H.  Please sign up to help on noticeboard by Vestry.

 

Sue would be grateful to receive any outstanding money for Lent Books. Thank you to those who supported.

 

Bible notes on Luke 24 vv 1-12
The women had come to honour Jesus in the only way left to them – to improve his grave with spices. Mark tells us that they had only thought about the problem of moving the stone while they were on their way to the tomb. Luke simply reports that they found the stone rolled away, went in and were perplexed to find the body missing. What happened next was terrifying – the sudden appearance of two men in dazzling white clothes. The message that the men gave is full of detail, however, reminding the women in Jesus’ own words that he had predicted that he would be ‘handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again’ (v.7). Luke says, ‘Then they remembered his words’ (v.8). The crisis has been re-framed for them – they have been able to take something that they had already heard and link it to this momentous and terrifying moment. Reminding them of his words enabled them to make a new kind of sense out of them. This is characteristic of the way that Luke sets stories in a careful and reasonable context that can be followed logically. The same reinterpretation of experience is seen in the story of the disciples on the Emmaus Road (Luke 24.25-27).

Reflection

Spend a few moments thinking about what stands out for you from the Bible reading. This idea may help.

There is a story in the Celtic tradition: A man was once asked, ‘What do you gain by regularly praying to God?’ The man replied, ‘Nothing…but let me tell you what I lost: anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity and fear of death. Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing, which ultimately is the gain.’ Is this a clue into resurrection living? Dying, to discover more spacious living?