Letter from the Clergy - March 1st 2018
March is another busy month again. We like to think spring is on the horizon…….
You maybe rehearsing for a play or performance at the end of term. In the puppet group the ‘Parababbles’ we are already rehearsing for Good Friday that comes at the end of the month. We are also in the season of Lent a time when Jesus went into the wilderness to be tempted. Many a Christian will give up something like chocolate or sugar, b ut that is not all as they should enrich their relationship with God. It is all about getting ready for Easter that happens right at the beginning of April – The first day.
Nature is also getting ready and you can see this by the number of flowers you find in your garden. Some flowers and animals have got confused and wait no longer!
This also has Mothering Sunday on the 11th when we say a special Thankyou to our Mothers, after all we all have them. We are having a Family Mothering Sunday service in Hermitage and you are all invited.
Then on the 17th is St. Patrick’s Day when all things Irish are celebrated. Dancing and Music and the Irish People in the land don Shamrock specially grown in Ireland. But it is also about St. Patrick who brought the Christian faith to Ireland and remains the patron saint of Ireland.
Then I expect in school it is countdown to the end of term. On the 24th we celebrate Palm Sunday when Jesus rode on a donkey to Jerusalem. We take home Palm Crosses as a symbol and remember that although it was the celebration of Jesus the King riding on the donkey , he was to die on the cross on Good Friday.
From Palm Sunday to Good Friday is the churches countdown, a sad time and then the glorious Festival of Easter when Jesus rose from the dead. New life is born. That’s why we have Easter Eggs – our life changed too. God showed his love for us. ALL OF US.
HAVE A LOVELY MARCH PERHAPS YOU SPOT A MARCH HARE!
HAVE A HAPPY EASTER AND DO NOT EAT TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE.