EASTER - NOT SACRIFICE FOR SIN BUT RADICAL LOVE! In Church or Online
with Rev Dr Margaret Mayman
Maundy Thursday 1 April, 6pm - online only
Good Friday 2 April, 9am
Easter Sunday 4 April, 10am
All around us are signs of secular Easter – hot cross buns and chocolate eggs! Yum.
At St Michaels’s, online or at church, we are also invited into a deep engagement with the sacred stories of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
For many progressive Christians, the key question about resurrection is not “did it happen?” but what does resurrection mean as a symbol of hope. Marcus Borg said that resurrection means that “God has said ‘yes’ to Jesus’ vision of the kin-dom and the Spirit of Jesus is with us still.” For me, the heart of the Easter story is also the transformation of Jesus’ followers. They moved from doubt and fear to an embracing “yes” to all that Jesus was passionate about: to his experience of the Sacred and to has vision of the reign or kin-dom of God.
As we participate in changing the world – being compassionate people, working for racial and gender justice, caring and advocating for refugees, support for Australians
living in poverty, facing the challenges of climate change, we are joining in the “Yes” of resurrection. The resurrection is something the Sacred invites us to ‘come and see’ and then to live.
Meanwhile peace, Margaret
Easter Morning by James Janknegt
Gather at St Michael's In Church
Experience Good Friday and Easter Sunday in person. Hear the inspiring liturgy and reflection, sing the hymns enjoy beautiful live music.
Gather at St Michael's Online
Being unable to attend church in person doesn't mean missing out on connecting with the St Michael's community as we gather together online for Holy Week. Visit St Michael's Onlinefor Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Tea and coffee will not be served in St Michael’s Hall after the Good Friday service.
We will be serving tea and coffee in the hall after the Gathering on Easter Sunday.
We will be following strict COVID-19 safety rules.
Please join us for tea or coffee and conversation on Sunday.
Offerings to support the ministry and shared life of St Michael’s are received with gratitude.
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