Thursday, 28 March 2013

Holy Week 2013 Day 4

After doing my best with John's account of Judas, Jesus and all that, last night, I was at Oakgrove Primary School assembly this morning. Almost out of nothing the young people of the school, via Easter eggs and daffodils retold in far more detail than I expected them to, the story of the last week of Jesus's earthly life.  Inter alia, we touched on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day. By question and answer we together remembered and retold the story, recalling that Jesus rode a donkey as a peacemaker, washed his disciples' feet, and shared a last meal with them.  They told me about Pilate and the crowd, the cross and about Mary in the garden. And how very lively it all was. Hmmm.

I dropped in to the service in St Georges Tron Church of Scotland at 1.15pm. We were reminded of Jesus the servant. Good wishes to all there as they seek to rebuild and to serve in the heart of the city.

Finally, I am just back from a fine time at Cumbrae House as we had a little Easter service with residents, staff and some redoubtable support from Lansdowne people.  The children of Oakgrove inspired the content of this with their lively remembering and retelling of the Easter story. It is, as the hymn says, 'Mercy all'.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church 7pm Tonight

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