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Good Day Friends. 

As you may be aware, we as a Health Region are now under lockdown measures. 

I know this new directive will have an impact upon your personal and family Easter celebrations. 

For us as a faith family and parish this new directive impacts our worship yet again.  Our Diocesan directive has us moving to the “Red Stage” of the “Loving Our Neighbours” guidelines.  This stage means there will be no in-person worship beginning this Saturday.  What this means is that our Easter Day Worship services will be livestreamed only (No in person)

In our lockdown time we are only able to have five people in our Church Building for recording purposes, so, five members of our parish will go to the Church building on Sunday morning and lead in worship from that space for both the 8:30 and 10:30 worship times.  You will be able to join the worship through the Zoom link that accompanies this newsletter.  

I know this is disappointing for some of you – it is for me.  I keep reminding myself that Easter is not cancelled.  The Resurrection is not cancelled. 

God still comes to us and beckons us to live as Easter people.  To live as a people who carry the light of Christ into the world. This Resurrection Day affords an opportunity to reaffirm our faith in God’s promises - even when personal circumstances are far from ideal and when it is difficult to discern God’s presence. This Resurrection Day represents renewal and revival. This Resurrection Day should enliven, enrich, and encourage our souls, helping us to envision the impossible. This is all possible because, to quote our Easter Psalm 118: “This is the day that God has made. And we shall rejoice.”  

Easter Blessings to you all.