Chapter 181 [Day 380]: Friday 2 April
JOURNEY TO THE CROSS
Good morning on this rather chilly Good Friday
Good Friday last year was just 18 days into the first lockdown when everything still seemed strange to us. We were unable to gather with members of the other local churches for the open-air service at Churchill Parade (which of course we are unable to do again this year). So Good Friday last year was spent at home and as the weather was very pleasant, much of the day spent in the sunshine in our garden. It was while enjoying a hot cross bun that we heard the beautiful sound of ‘Amazing Grace’ in the air, as Karen explained in her email last week.
But one of the other highlights for me of that warm sunny day last Spring was hearing the sound of Karen playing some Easter hymns on her cello upstairs. It wasn’t intended to be the perfect public performance, but I was enjoying the sound and silently singing along with the tunes. So, I crept back into the house and secretly recorded her on my phone which I then released the following day as one of our early Hymnalong tracks. You may remember it but if you want to listen again >>> https://falconlodgechapel.sermon.net/21571879
This year we certainly won’t be sitting out in the garden but with more time to prepare and the various new skills developed over the past 12 months, I have managed to put together a 30 minute video meditation to remind us of the Good Friday story. The video comprises film, music and readings which I trust will bless you and help us all to recall the awful cost of Jesus’ Journey to the Cross.
To watch and listen to the video, just click on the image below >>>
We are now finalising the video for Easter Sunday featuring some thoughts from John Abbott and we will email you the link as usual on Sunday morning.
Also a final reminder that in addition to the Sunday video service which of course you can watch at any time to suit you, John is also inviting you to join with him for a live Breaking of Bread communion time which he will broadcast live on Zoom at 10:30am Sunday morning. If you are able and wish to join this meeting, have your bread and wine (or juice) ready in advance and use the following to logon to join John and others for the short meeting -
Meeting ID: 810 3462 9403
Enjoy the new limited freedom to meet with friends and family but do continue to stay safe
We’ll be in touch again on Easter Sunday morning