10th  March First Sunday in Lent. Luke 4: 1 – 13.  The temptations in the wilderness

How typical are they of our temptations?  Is there such a being as the Devil or is this just a shorthand 1st century way of describing the absence of good? Are fasting and mortification still relevant in the 21st Century?

This is a Communion service.

17th March Second Sunday in Lent. Luke 13: 31 – end.  The lament over Jerusalem.

24th March Third Sunday in Lent.  Luke 13: 1 – 9.  The parable of the barren fig tree.  Repent or perish.  This is a Communion Service.

31st March Mothering Sunday.  All-age service celebrating the gift of life, and the loving parenthood of God.  As is traditional here a posy will be given during the service to all ladies present at the service.

7th April.  Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday).  John 12: 1 – 8.  The anointing of Jesus’ feet with oil.

14th April  Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday).  Liturgy of the Palms, and focus on the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem.  This is a Communion Service.

18th April.  Maundy Thursday.  Commemoration of the Last Supper of Christ.  John chapters 13 – 17 in a Tenebrae service with Communion.

19th April. Good Friday.  Meet up by High Close Youth Hostel at 9am to carry the cross over to Ambleside.  It is mainly downhill and there are several pauses for a reflection on the events of that day.  At 11am we join in with a Churches Together act of united witness.

21st April.  EASTER DAY – Hallelujah!  Dawn Communion service at 6am followed by breakfast in the Vicarage.

10.30 am. All age praise and communion service, followed by Easter egg hunt in the churchyard.

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