METHODIST CHAPEL

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Minister ~ Reverend Jacqui Horton

MAY

Tittleshall 09:30 am

2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
31st May

Local Arrangement
Tony Hey
Local Arrangement
Revd Jacqui Horton
Local Arrangement

Litcham 10:30 am

2nd May
9th May
16th May
23rd May
31st May

Revd Rosemary Wakelin
Local Arrangement
Deacon Jen Woodfin
Local Arrangement
Stephen Lynn


JUNE

Litcham 10:30 am

6th June
13th June
20th June
27th June

Rev Jacqui Horton (Holy Communion)
Diedre Moven
Elizabeth Wright
Fellowship service

Tittleshall 09:30 am

6th June
13th June
20th June
27th June

Tony Hey
Fellowship service
Revd Rosemary Wakelin
Fellowship service

METHODIST NOTES

Easter will have come and gone by the time this article is published. In these still challenging times for us all, the Easter holidays offer a glimmer of optimism as the road map for lifting Covid restrictions continues. The children have been all back at school for a few weeks, excited, but increasingly tired as the days are so different at school compared to lockdown life spent at home. I imagine this Easter, for many, it was a great opportunity to simply do and feel something different. To enjoy a celebration, perhaps meet with family and friends outside and enjoy time that traditionally includes the consumption of copious amounts of chocolate.
Did you enjoy some Easter eggs? Did you eat chocolate for breakfast? Did you secretly eat any eggs destined for your partner, children or grandchildren before Easter arrived and have to replace them? Did you leave it until too late to buy Easter eggs, just like a desperate Christmas Eve shopper, convinced there would be many left on the supermarket shelves only to discover they had SOLD OUT. What to do? Well buy a bar of chocolate of course; ready to persuade the recipient you had meant to do that all along because a bar is better value than an egg?
I wonder how much of Easter still lingers in your household? How many Easter eggs are there that are still uneaten? Have they been forgotten (like a good friend of mine who recently found four Easter eggs in her house left over from last year!) or at the time, could you not face any more chocolate (unthinkable but true!) and thought you’d leave them until later? Did you deliberately leave them to enjoy at a later time (people like that have far too much self-control!)?
Easter time is full of traditions and symbolism; the eggs, whether they are real or made of chocolate are a symbol of the empty tomb and the new life that Christians celebrate with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eggs at Easter can be decorated, given as gifts to family and friends, hidden in and around the house and garden for children to find; perhaps left by the Easter Bunny and of course, eaten. These activities are done with care, kindness and love, the central message of the Christian faith.
I cannot yet say how long the eggs will last in our household. Last year, because we were in lockdown past Easter, the eggs were consumed quicker than usual. Perhaps they will last a little longer this year. All I hope is for us all is that the message Easter brings to us, whether it is in the form of chocolate eggs or something else, should linger all year. The message being; the care God gives each one of us; the kindness we should offer and receive and the love of Jesus Christ that shines through us all. Happy Post-Easter everyone and if you are curious, I am partial to a crème egg (other eggs are available and may find themselves in my possession…).
Linda de Bloeme.

Steward
Mr Stephen Lynn, 34 Manor Drive

Tel: 01328 700 978