News from St. Mary's, Tilston and St. Edith's, Shocklach - March 2024
It seems rather strange delivering an Easter message so early, but Easter starts in March this year. In fact, March is a very busy month for our churches. We have Mothering Sunday on 10th. March, with the usual flurry of activities the week before Easter – Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and a special Café Church in Tilston Memorial Hall on Easter Saturday. The Christmas Café Church, the start of a new joint venture in our churches, was, we think, well received. Let’s hope the Easter Café Church meets up to expectations. There will also be a Passiontide concert by the Border Singers in St. Mary’s on Palm Sunday.
Easter is the most important season in the Church year, the implementation of God’s plan of salvation for humankind. Salvation is simple. God doesn’t ask us to jump through hoops to become a Christian. He doesn’t demand that we work hard to win his love. He just asks we believe that Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross and that God raised him from the dead. He also wants us to be prepared if questioned to tell others the Good News. Yet, many people are more willing to jump through hoops than trust this simple plan for our salvation.
Tim and Norma