Holy Week and Easter
We’re offering a full week of worship opportunities across the team for Holy Week and Easter:
Palm Sunday, 14th April: Palm Sunday service at AFC Totton at 11am
Monday 15th April: Chris is leading a contemplative service at 7.30pm at St Mary’s
Tuesday 16th April: Terry is leading a service at 7.00pm at St Matthew’s
Wednesday 17th April: Julie is leading a meditative service at 7.30pm at St Anne’s
Maundy Thursday, 18th April: Holy Communion at 7.30pm at St Mary’s (joint service with Testwood Baptist Church)
Good Friday, 19th April: service at 9.30am at St Anne’s;
Joint Churches Together service at 10.00am at Testwood Baptist Church, including ‘One Man’s Passion’ performance by Neil Maddox. After this service, we take part in the traditional Walk of Witness to the Precinct, where there will be a service of witness at 12noon.
Following that service, the party walk to St Theresa’s to lay the crosses. Tea, coffee and fellowship follow.
12noon will also see a service at St Mary’s.
Holy Saturday, 20th April: At 8.00pm we will be holding a Service of Light.
Easter Sunday, 21st April: 5.30am for a Sonrise Service at Netley Marsh showground (where the steam rally is held) followed by fellowship, hot drink and bacon butty.
At 10.00am there will be an Easter Lego Church at St Mary’s.
Our own Easter celebration will be at 11.00am at AFC Totton.
In the evening, Testwood Baptist Church invite us for tea and coffee at 6.30pm, followed at 7.00pm by the film Unbroken: Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was shot down over the Pacific in WWII, survived 47 days on a raft, and then was captured and tortured in a Japanese prison camp. This film shows his post-war struggle with PTSD and alcoholism, and how finding faith in Jesus turned his life around. A remarkable true-life story.