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This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the children from our Sunday School will take part in the service. The following Sunday is Easter Sunday and our morning service will be followed by Easter Lunch when everyone is welcome to stay on to join with others in lunch which will be served in the hall.

This Sunday is the 6th and final Sunday in Lent and the Lent Studies, which involve all the churches in our local area will conclude on Sunday evening at St Brides Church starting at 7.30pm. Please come along if you can to join with others in worship during Lent.

Next week is Holy Week and as always, we have services that week as follows

  • Sunday 25th March Palm Sunday involving Sunday School children.
  • Wednesday 28th March Afternoon Communion at 2 pm
  • Thursday 29th March Evening Service March at 7pm led by the Boys’ Brigade.
  • Evening Communion 30th March at 7pm
  • Sunday 1st April Easter Service 11 am followed by lunch.


Scripture: Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" Mark 11:9 (NIV)

I have seen some teachers in schools use a crown in class. When a child celebrates his or her birthday, that pupil gets to wear a crown that says, "Star pupil of the Day." Being the " Star pupil of the Day " brings a lot of special privileges with it. For example, you get to be first in line everywhere the class goes during the day. You get to lead the class at breaktime, to the library, to gym class, and to music. You even get to be first in line to eat lunch. The " Star pupil of the Day " also gets to do special things such as taking items to the office. It is really a good feeling to be the " Star pupil of the Day " because all of the other pupils look up to you and wish they were able to do the things you are doing. All of the pupils in the class look forward to the day when they get to wear the crown. There is only one bad thing about being the " Star pupil of the Day " - it only lasts for one day.

That reminds me of something that took place in the city of Jerusalem about 2000 years ago. A king was visiting the city. People lined the streets hoping to get to see the King. The King came riding on a small donkey, and as he rode through the streets of the city, some people spread their cloaks on the road and others waved palm branches and shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

I'm sure you know that King was Jesus. This Sunday we remember the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the people cheering and waving palm branches. They greeted Jesus as their king. The only problem was that it didn't last. He was only the "King for a Day." Later that same week Jesus was arrested, beaten, tried, and crucified. Many of the same people who had cheered him on Sunday turned against him. Now he wore a crown, but it was a crown of thorns.

The Bible tells us that one day every knee will bow and ever tongue confess that Jesus Christ Lord to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11) Why wait? Why not confess that Jesus is Lord today? Jesus wants to be the ruler and Lord of your life. He doesn't want to be your "King for a Day," he wants to be your "Forever King."

Father, we are sometimes quick to say, "Jesus is Lord," but slow to show it in our lives. Help us to be faithful followers. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

This week continue to pray for our church friends who would love to be able to come along each week but are unable to do so and for those who are ill at home or in hospital especially Anne, Jean , Marion, Christine , Vena, Les and Sylvia, Bill and Sheena and anyone else known to you. I know that your prayers are much appreciated by all these folks.

Pray also for the teachers and young people in our Sunday School as they lead part of our worship this week

God bless


Laura Fleming- Session Clerk