BUT, WHAT IF …
Our Easter pilgrimage begins with Christ’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, which we remember on Palm Sunday. Of course, Jesus knew the frailty of human nature and the fickleness of the crowds and where it would all end. On Maundy Thursday we see again how he shrank from the impending horror that was soon to take place. Being the son of man, he dreaded the vile method of Roman execution on a cross, but being truly the Son of God without sin, the thought of having to bear the sin of the whole world brought even greater revulsion to Him. This is what the hymn writer calls the ‘double agony’ We hear again his words, “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.” SUCH OBEDIENCE, SUCH LOVE …
Good Friday brings to our minds the travesty of a trial, the savage scourging that tore the flesh from his back, the torn flesh and sinews as the rough wooden nails were driven home by brutal Roman soldiers, who, after they had performed their savage task, nonchalantly gambled for his seamless robe. Even in his extreme agony, Jesus prayed that they might be forgiven. SUCH FORGIVENESS, SUCH LOVE.
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latest Diocesan Information
Future Services and Events at St Anne’s Church
Messy Church (End of school day till 5:00 pm)
Friday 13th April Easter (2.30 -
Friday 15th June Creation
Friday 21st September Bible Jobs
Friday 30th November Advent
We have a weekly Sunday Club, which meets during the 11:00 service,
in the main church hall. The sessions are quite varied and activities
could include: Bible stories told in creative ways, dressing up, acting out,
puppets, building with Lego, games, dancing to CD, playing percussion
instruments and there is always at least one craft activity….. more
This year is the Brownie section's hundredth Birthday.
Brownies are celebrating in their packs, with others locally, at County,
Regionally and Nationally. They are holding parties, special fun day events
called Star Quest and sleepovers.
St. Anne's Youth
We meet on Tuesday evening from
7.30pm until 9pm,
in St. Anne's Church Hall. Cost is £1.
Our age range is from 15 – 20 years. We play games such as table tennis and snooker, do crafts. hold quizzes, watch films and enjoy theme evenings.
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
WWDP is an international, interdenominational service held on the first Friday of March each year
The churches of West Heath and Longbridge are now part of the
Cotteridge and Kings Norton group of churches.
The Service for 2018 will be held at Cotteridge Church
The Focus country will be Suriname, South America
With the theme ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good’
Please Contact Barbara on 0121 458 3686
For further information
St Anne’s Choir
At Concert on Oct 1st. St Anne’s birthday