March was a very busy month in the life of the Church, with the Lenten Journey. Sincere thanks to all members of the Church family who attended or helped with the many services and activities that took place. ‘Alleluia Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed Alleluia’. This is the way we welcome this month. It is not often that April 1st (April Fool’s day) and Easter falls on the same day. What this brings to mind is St Paul`s message in 1 Corinthians 1:18, ‘the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing’. The Bible in John 3:19 says, ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life’.It is no April fool message that Jesus died and rose again so that we can all have access to God. Through Him, our debts have been paid and we are set free to live our lives to the fullest by loving God and loving our neighbours.I hope you have had a very good Easter filled with blessings, peace and joy of the Risen Christ.Looking ahead, I hope the weather in April is much better than May as we look for the signs of Spring with flowers and sunshine! Here at St Mary`s on Thursday 12th April we join our friends from Churches Together in Weybridge (CTiW)at Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge for an Ecumenical Social and Questions Evening posing the question ‘Why Can’t We All be One? On the 13th we will have the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Francie Mcllwraith at 11:30 am in the church followed by reception at Fennel House. Sunday 15th will witness the Baptism of Ashley, Rafie, Annie, Annabelle and Theo at 11:45 am Friday 27th at 8 pm we have our Monthly Curry and natter, Men’s Group to which all MEN are welcome. Please do join us on Saturday 28th April 3-4 pm for a vibrant ‘Friends in Harmony’ concert (Music Thru the Seasons) in the Church followed by a ‘Full English Afternoon Tea’ in church hall afterwards. Tickets (£10) are available after services or from the Parish Office. And on Sunday 29th April the day of our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) at 11.15 am in the church. Please bring your coffee (and thinking cap) with you. This meeting is open to all, and if you have attended one I strongly encourage you to come. This is followed by our monthly Family Praise service on Sunday 29th at 4 pm. In addition to these, our weekly services continue on Thursday at 10:30 am, Sunday at 8 and 10 am. We do hope you are able to join us at any or all of these services and events.Whatever you do this month, remember one of the last words of Jesus on the Cross, ‘father forgive’. May you know of His love and forgiveness as you love and forgive others. Amen.
Have a blessed month.