Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Good Friday Reminder

This coming Good Friday we're going to be showing the latest film in the Narnia series, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", at The Kerith Centre staring at 2pm. There's no charge and all ages are welcome - you just need to bring your own popcorn, pick and mix and drinks! The film is a PG so parents might just want to check it out first.

I haven't seen the film yet, but am a huge fan of the Narnia books. I first read them when I was about 20, I got to read all seven whilst doing a fortnight of jury duty (it was quite a drawn out trial!), and have read them all to our children since. My favourite is the first one, "The Magician's Nephew". I just love the descriptions of Aslan breathing over the world and new life coming into being everywhere he breathes.

Then on Good Friday evening, starting at 7pm, we're going to spend an hour reflecting on the cross and on Jesus blood shed for us. Lee Layton-Matthews is going to lead us in what will be a more contemplative and meditative time than we might be used to. We will also be sharing communion during the hour. So often I think we just want to rush on to the events of Easter Sunday and the resurrection; it will do us good to stop for at least one hour and focus solely on the cost and the implications of the cross.

I hope to catch you at one (or perhaps both) of these gatherings.


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