Fresh flowers – a symbol of new life at Easter

Catriona Foster tells us about one of the Easter services held in Holy Week:Flowers and a cross

“As part of our church’s ministry among older people, we led Easter services this year in two local complexes of Retirement Flats and also in The Kenrick Centre in Grove Park.

“The service at The Kenrick Centre included hands-on activities and visual aids to help the residents to engage in worship.

“We began by waving palm branches as we sang a verse of “Ride on Ride on in majesty” and thought of Jesus entering Jerusalem.

“Memories were stirred as we looked at a large wooden cross and sang “The Old Rugged Cross”.

“Finally, we gave out posies of fresh flowers and thought about the joy of the resurrection as we sang “Jesus Christ is Risen today”. Then each individual was helped to place their flowers on the cross as a symbol of new life. It was a special time.”attaching flowers to a cross People at the service Waving palm branches 2014-04-16 15.00.08 Posies being placed on the cross

24th Apr 2014 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

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