As part of the Easter 2015 worship at Emmanuel and St James several events took place including the following:-
At Emmanuel the Portacabin was opened from 29th March to 5th April and was setup with Prayer Stations allowing both congregations to take a spiritual journey through Holy Week. In addition to times for personal prayer, each day had a themed guided prayer time during the evening. These were:-
Palm Sunday Joy!, Jesus clears the temple, Who is Jesus?, Annointing and betrayal, The Last Supper, Crucifixion, Darkness, and New Life Celebration.
These pictures give a taste of the event.
At St James our theme for the Easter Sunday flowers was ‘Easter out of Lent’. Each area depicted the story of Lent, leading up to Easter. The entrance area encompassed the Last Supper, the purple robe, crown of thorns, and the cross. The windows at the back of Church had the Betrayal of Christ with 30 pieces of silver, and the Palm Sunday celebrations. On a table we depicted the perfume poured over Jesus’ feet and washing of the Disciples’ feet. In the Sanctuary a tableau showed the calling of the Disciples to be Fishers of men, the stone rolled away from the tomb, leading up to Christ is Risen, Alleluia!
Not to be forgotten, some of our younger people put on a superb puppet show to a rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, where the words from ‘Thriller’ were changed to an Easter theme.