2019 Junior School Easter Service
On the final Tuesday morning of last term, members of our Junior School community gathered at the Senior School Chapel for Easter Services celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus. Our musical items and congregational songs captured the solemnity and sadness of Jesus’ death as well as the joy and celebration of resurrection morning.
Throughout the service, we were visited by people who were looking for lost things. Reverend Stoddart had lost an important letter for her welcome display, leaving us with an inadequate sign declaring that we were at the ‘Junior School Eas_er Service’. Matilda Brown, our Crusader Captain, showed off her Easter egg hunt haul, but she couldn’t find her favourite giant chocolate egg. Finally, Mary Magdalene shared her story of witnessing Jesus’ death and then looking for the body of Jesus on the first Easter Sunday
How could these skits help us understand more about Easter? We replaced the lost ‘t’ for the welcome display and were reminded of the shape of the cross upon which Jesus died. We found Matilda’s precious egg and promptly smashed it open with a hammer! This revealed an empty centre like Jesus’ empty tomb. In Mary’s story, despite her efforts, the risen Jesus was ultimately the one who found her. We examined Jesus’ words in Luke 19:10 that He came to ‘look for and save people who are lost’. We were left with a challenge to recognise our own ‘lostness’ and to let Jesus do the work of finding and saving us through His death and resurrection.
During each service an offertory was collected to support Anglican Aid’s NSW Drought Relief Appeal. This appeal focuses on providing practical support to families affected by the drought, including food and clothing vouchers, feed for stock, and water to refill depleted tanks. Thank you to all who contributed. Because of your generosity, $905.85 will be donated to support our rural neighbours in need.