Berwick St James
Fisherton de la Mere
MAY BENEFICE LETTER
Whom do you seek?
"Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" (John 20:11-
I hope that you and all whom you love had a wonderful Easter.
We seek many things in life for ourselves, for those we love and for those around us: happiness, health, success and so much more. These are personal expectations of life lived in a complex and demanding world.
"Whom do you seek?" is a challenging Gospel question. Jesus, calls those who would become his disciples. In answering the call of Jesus what were His followers seeking, expecting, hoping for? Jesus is betrayed by His friends -
Mary came to the tomb seeking a dead man. Jesus came to her as a living body. Jesus asks "Mary, whom do you seek?" What did Mary see at that moment? How did the living person of Jesus clash with her expectations? When Jesus speaks Mary's understanding changes. Mary sees and understands in new ways. To test her new seeing and understanding Mary runs to the others and explains what she has seen. Life is different -
Easter Season lasts for fifty days precisely because Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar, even more so than Christmas. The Easter season continues through the Ascension of Our Lord to Pentecost Sunday, seven full weeks after Easter Sunday!
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Sunday 12th May -
Lower Wylye and Till Valley Parishes Magazine
10:00am Berwick St James
9:30am Great Wishford
Holy Communion (CW)
11:00am Steeple Langford
Holy Communion (CW)
6:00pm Stockton Evensong (BCP)
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Fancy a Free Lunch?
May 12th -
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May 19th -
look for details in your church
May 19th Annual Ecumenical Service
Little Langford Church 6:00pm
Ascension Day Service
Thursday 30th May, Stapleford
This is a very important Feast of the Church. Everyone is most welcome.
Cambridges Renaissance Voices
St Mary & St Nicholas Church, Wilton
Saturday 18th May
EASTER AT HANGING LANGFORD
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