Monthly Sway News

EASTER - JESUS BRINGS HOPE  

Easter comes early this year on APRIL 4th.   A time to reflect on NEW LIFE and NEW BEGINNINGS.  There is a verse in the bible that says “God’s mercies are new every morning. “How true that is as we have lived one day at a time through this pandemic. At recent online assembly for St Luke’s School, the theme was “ Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.”  It seems important for us all to know - whether young or old that there is a constant in life in our ever- changing world, our slightly unrecognisable world.  The constant is Jesus. 

The banner outside Church on the railings by the Lych gate says    JESUS BRINGS HOPE.  

What exactly is the hope he brings?  Faith in Jesus can bring comfort and healing, he can bring peace and joy.  He can bring self-control and love.  He can bring patience and kindness.  In a world that thinks we can do everything in our own strength - these are qualities Jesus wants to give us in bucketloads as we turn to him.   In our hurting world we are invited to trust in Him and simply receive.  Just now we are in a series of talks and interviews in our Sunday services where people from Sway and the community around here are telling their story about how Jesus makes a difference in their life.  Everyday stories and some amazing stories – all of them compelling because in our humanity we don’t expect God to be working in our lives or be interested in us!   Tune in or watch one of the recordings on You Tube.  

After a long and challenging time - we can see hope on the horizon for coming out of lockdown.  Thank you, Lord, for the science and the vaccines.  Thank you, Lord, for one another and the love shown by our neighbours. Thank you for the eternal HOPE we have in Jesus.  

Happy Easter! 

 

Vicar Jane 

You are invited to join online or book in person for Easter Sunday services.  Informal service at 9.30 and Traditional Service with Holy Communion at 11am.  For Easter Children’s and Families activities - see details on the next page. Contact the church office on 01590 682358 or see the website for updates.  Priority will be given to those who do not have online access or who live alone.