From our Minister, Mark Bodeker.
We want to celebrate Easter with you. It is a time where we recognise Jesus as risen and alive! "The tomb is empty but the throne is occupied". So, please join us. We have an outdoor community Easter trail, in Boundary Park, where everyone can go 'in search of Easter'. We will also gather to 'sit at the foot of the cross' on Good Friday and join for an all-age service of Holy Communion on Easter Sunday. There is lots more information and access details on our 'About Easter 2021' page or Facebook @gwpcommunitychurch. Do get in touch if you would like more information.
Mark Bodeker - March 2021
In terms of what we are able to do, the message is that Great Western Park Church remains open. Although we still don't have use of a building, we maintain our current practice of meeting 'virtually' using Zoom. We do this each Sunday at 10.30am with an interactive service of praise and worship. There is also interactive activity for all ages to join in with. We record each sermon and these are accessible to view again on this website (see Sermons/Online Services), our YouTube channel (Great Western Park Church) or Facebook page (@gwpcommunitychurch). A full recording of the entire service can also be viewed on request.
You are also most welcome to join us each week as we join together in small groups ('Life Groups'), each Thursday at 10.30 am for Community Cafe and Friday's, monthly, for a church Quiz. Each Wednesday we send out a weekly Church Reflection Sheet with reflection and prayer, trying to capture and reflect on the way we are and feel. For an invitation to all of these events, regular updates, weekly Reflection Sheet and worship material please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our connected services with All Saints' Church relating to Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals (in church) continue as before (but with limited numbers able to attend). If you are thinking of planning one of these services, again, please contact me as the rules are constantly changing.
As we continue to be separated, we remained joined by the love of God. Please continue to pray for each other, our community and nation as we work together to get through this. Mark
There are several ways you can get involved, whether it be serving, donating or joining one of our weekly life groups, we can point you in the right direction.