Bedlington Colliery Methodist Church
An Easter message from our Minister Adele
Pit Wheel & Miner's Lamp with the Cross
http://www.bedlingtoncollierymethodist.co.uk/index.html
Easter Services

Palm Sunday 20th March
10.30am Mr. Andrew Black


Maundy Thursday 24th  March
7.00pm Worship Group / Rev. Adele Moorhouse
To include Holy Communion

Good Friday 25th March
1.30pm Service at Bedlington Trinity
Rev Greg Thompson

Easter Sunday 27th March
6.30am Sunrise Service
At Gallagher Park
8.30am Holy Communion
Rev. Adele Moorhouse
Followed by Breakfast
10.30am Mr. David Rogers

All services at Colliery unless otherwise stated




           


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For many people Easter is synonymous with chocolate.  Iím sure Iím not the only one who enjoys Easter Eggs, and yet the story of Easter offers us so much more - in fact it is a celebration of the greatest news any of us will ever hear.  Jesus is alive!  One of the most famous verses from the Bible is this ĎGod so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal lifeí John 3:16.  God loves us all so much that he was prepared to live our life, die our death but then be raised to new and everlasting life which we are invited to share with him.  The benefits that come from putting our faith and trust in God are wonderful - not only do we feel loved and valued in this life, and in the more difficult times, given strength and courage to face whatever is going on, but very importantly, when we face death we are promised that it is not the end.  There is a scene from nature which illustrates something of Godís love for us: When a fire comes raging through the farmyard, the hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and sometimes when the fire is over you will find the moving sight of a dead hen, charred and blackened with the fire and smoke, but with live chicks still huddled under her wings.  The mother hen has, quite literally given her life to save her children.  It is just such a picture that Jesus paints for us.  He was prepared to take the fire on himself, the fire of hatred, the fire of selfishness, the fire of all the wickedness in the world so that we might be forgiven and free from the consequences of sin.  All we have to do is to accept his offer of love and protection, to gather under his wings where sin and death will not be able to touch us.  Iím not going to miss out on that amazing offer - are you?  Come and join us this Easter time to find out more.
Every blessing, Adele