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David Livingstone United Reformed Church


Dear Friends, It’s that time of year again when we begin to look forward to


spring and the warmer weather. The bulbs have begun to poke their heads out of the ground with magnificent displays of colour. I heard on the radio a short while ago that Yeovil had the best display of daffodils for miles around. Something to be proud of, and a tribute to the gardeners that look after them. As I travel along the lanes I cannot help but notice that this is


also the time for pruning back the hedges, and haven’t they been pruned? All you can see at the moment is rough edges and wood ends. Not a pretty sight. But in a relatively short time there will be


new growth. Shoots will begin to sprout and then the hedges will be back to what they were. And doesn’t this mirror the Christian church, particularly leading up to Easter? We have a time of lying in wait during Lent and the Passion and then on Easter Day we celebrate


new life – resurrection. And that is only the beginning. Throughout our lives we are growing in our faith, we never stop learning. When we were small we had certain ideas and then as we grew up those views probably changed quite radically. And as we travel through life, getting older, so we continue to be renewed and refreshed. There has to be a period of lying dormant in order for us to take stock of where we are and then we go forward with a renewed sense of being and understanding. Recently, some of us have been looking at Nicodemus and the fact that Jesus told him that he had to be born again. Obviously Jesus did not mean this literally, but through the receipt of the Holy Spirit we are born again when we make that commitment to Him. Let us continue to refresh and renew ourselves just as the plants do each year.


Yours in Christ Kathryn Our services during the Easter period are as follows:-


13th March 9.30am - Passion Sunday, Communion service 20th March 9.30am - Palm Sunday Service 23rd March 7pm


CHURCH SERVICES David Livingstone URC, Maddox Road CM20 3RW


Sunday 9.30am


Freshwaters Christian Fellowship Leah Manning Centre, Park Lane CM20 2QJ Sunday 10.30am


- Agape Supper at Leaside Community Church, Ware


24th March 7.30pm - Maundy Thursday Service at Roydon URC 27th March 9.30am - Easter Day Service


St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, The Stow Sunday Service 10.30am, including crèche


St. Paul’s Church, Town Centre CM20 1LP 11am Every Sunday. (Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays) St Mary's, Little Parndon : 9.30am Every Sunday (4th Sunday Holy Communion)


Our Lady of Fatima, Howard Way CM20 2NS Sunday Mass 8am, 11am : Holy Day Mass 9.30am : Sacrament of Reconciliation 9.30 - 10am (Sat).


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