On Wednesday afternoon, my “fill the church” vision was briefly fulfilled with over 600 students from Randwick Public School attending their Easter Scripture Assembly here. It is amazing how they are able to pack in. Reggie the puppet was in fine form, and we presented the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate, in which Pilate tried to set Jesus free by offering them the murderer Barabbas. But, of course, the crowd in a fit of insanity chose Barabbas to go free, and Jesus to be crucified. All of this serves as a remarkable illustration of the achievement of Christ’s death, for he was the innocent one who died in place of the guilty – you and me.
Thank you for your prayers for the Scripture Assembly, and please continue to pray that God would use our efforts to his glory.
We are going to hold a concert here at St Jude’s on Saturday 4th May, at 3.00 pm, with brass, cello, choir and organ. I hope you will plan to be here for this great event. A collection will be taken up for the Bush Church Aid Society’s 100th anniversary appeal. Also, we will have afternoon tea following the concert. Please bring a plate if you can.
In brief, this is definitely the last week to take and deliver Easter flyers, and also to put your name down for Maundy Thursday dinner, which is of course, this Thursday. I am looking forward to seeing you over Easter as we celebrate the central event of all history in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ.