Be prepared! Just in case you need it.

Submitted by Dean on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 16:08

A friend passed on some good advice today about having a small bag packed with essentials just in case one does end up in hospital. It is always a good thing to be prepared in the hope that one won't need it. If one does though, you are prepared. Useful things are;

Pyjamas, t-shirt, toiletries, a book (and your specs), hearing aid batteries (if you need them), any medication you are on, tissues, underwear and perhaps a dressing gown. 

You might think of other things like your address book, pen and paper ... 

Marking Palm Sunday with a door wreath

Submitted by Dean on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 14:25

A friend recently told me that members of her church are making Palm Cross wreaths to put on their front doors for Holy Week. It struck me as a great idea. Why not have a go at making such a wreath to mark Holy Week where you live. We may not be able to come together at Church to mark its start but we can mark it at home.

Although we use crosses made from palm leaves it used to be the custom that whatever branches/leaves were in season were used as appropriate to one's location. The crowd in Jerusalem 2000 odd years ago used palms as they were what they had. We could use branches coming in to leaf or ivy and other evergreens to mark this season of Passiontide. 

Almighty God, 

bless our crosses (+) that they may be for us 

signs of Christ's victory over sin and death;

and bless us this Passion-tide as we

journey with Christ towards his Cross on Good Friday.