MEDITATION for APRIL 2014
By accepting a violent death without responding with violence, Jesus brought God's love where there was only hatred. On the cross, he refused fatalism and passivity. He loved to the very end and, despite the absurd and incomprehensible character of suffering, he kept on trusting that God is greater than evil and that death would not have the last word. Paradoxically, his suffering on the cross became the sign of his infinite love. And God raised him from the dead. Christ does not only belong to the past; he is here for us in each new day. He communicates the Holy Spirit, who enables us to live with God's own life.
Adapted from the "Letter from Taizé".
EASTER GREETINGS to all parishioners in the Elmham Group of parishes.
Those living in or near: Elmham Park, Park View Cottage and Holt Road including Lawes Court and Spencers Close to the King's Head, Brisley Road and Dereham Road.
If there are any specific prayer requests, either for public or private prayer, please let the rector know. There is a 'prayer request' board available in the church also, and this is used by the rector when saying Morning Prayer. Prayers are offered during the course of a week, and there is a space to indicate thanks for a person's recovery.
The new rural dean is Reverend Tim Dean. His task will be considerable as the deanery faces two vacancies in the FLEBBS Group and in the Foulsham Group. Prayers for him in his new responsibilities.
REVEREND DAVID HEAD
David Head (until recently rector of the FLEBBS Group) was instituted in the Quintet Group of parishes. Prayers for him as his ministry continues.
ELMHAM and FOULSHAM ECUMENICAL GROUP. Planned, with dates to be announced: The Promised Land, Jonathan and David, Parables of Intent.
"CHUCH HEWMER". When you pray, don't give God instructions. Just report for duty!
Nicholas Varnon (Rector)
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