Easter Week at City Gate
We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend! During the past week, we’ve walked, contemplated the power of God’s love, prayed, expressed our creativity and come together as a community to give glory to God… Here is a taster of some of the things City Gaters have been up to during Holy Week this Easter.
Palm Sunday ‘Meditative Walk’
Walk into the city. Walk around an area. Pause, ponder and pray. Remember …‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring’. See Christ in all and everywhere.
“Lent – anticipated death intertwined with hope of life”
Take a passage to walk and recite. Take a character and walk with in your imagination. Make it a pilgrimage! Make a cross.
25 Easter Gift Bags!
Hollingbury mission group were busy this week, packing Easter Gift Bags distributed to local families via the Old Boat and Gathering Place in Hollingbury. Filled with chocolate eggs, a craft activity, Easter story picture book and greetings card from Messy church… a wonderful way to share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus!
Good Friday Contemplative journey @TheDIP
A mini installation was set up at The DIP for Good Friday – a journey leading through the building, into the garden and back through the kitchen… a self-directed contemplation, moving through the space with scripture, poetry and imagery to contemplate, pray and take communion.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the installation and set-up the space, especially:
Becky, Patrick, Nicky & Finley, Johnie, Carmella, Andy M & Hannah B
“We adore You,
O Christ, and
Your holy cross,
You have redeemed
Easter Sunday Sunrise Walk
A few of us got up early and walked to Hollingbury Fort to see the sunrise on Easter Sunday. A slightly cloudy start, but a lovely way to begin the day with thanksgiving, bible reading and prayer over our city.
“Go with confidence
into the days ahead,
trusting in God’s unfailing
love and faithfulness.
God will not abandon you,
for you are the work of His hands
– His own creation and
His love endures forever.”
‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it?’