This Holy Week, there are several events you might be interested in joining us for
On Maundy Thursday (18 April), we gather with Tilehouse Baptist and Christchurch Hitchin on the final run up to Easter, remembering the Last Supper and the night Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. We are hosting the short service followed by a simple supper at WRBC again this year. Starting at 7.30pm there is no cost to attend but booking is required - book here
Good Friday we gather with churches across Hitchin for the Walk of Witness leaving Bancroft Gardens at 10.30am for a reflective procession finishing at the Market Square for 11am where there will be a short service. All are invited and if you happen to be in Hitchin, do come and say hello; we will also be distributing hot cross buns as part of our witness!
If you would like to quietly reflect without the crowds, you are welcome to join us at the church from 9.30am for a short prayer session before we leave for Bancroft at 10am.
In the evening, we host Stotfold Christian Choir again as they perform an act of worship for Good Friday including Meditation 'At the foot of the cross' by Ken Gardiner. The concert will start at 7pm with a retiring collection for Garden House Hospice.
Easter Sunday is a very special and important day for us, and there's a lot going on this year too! At 5.45am we'll be watching the sunrise (fingers crossed!) from Pinehill playing fields and having a short service before walking down to the church to share breakfast together (free - click here to book).
Our morning service will start at 10.30am and besides celebrating Easter Sunday, we have the baptism of Isabel Regan and will be welcoming Edwina Arnold into church membership. If you've not seen a baptism by immersion before, please come along and join in Isabel's special day - we can also try to answer any questions you may have!
In the evening, our service starts at 6.30pm and will include Holy Communion.
Finally on Monday (22 April), Barbara will lead this year's Easter Monday walk through Bunyan countryside looking for Pasque flowers. Meeting at the Live and Let Live in Pegsdon, come prepared for eight miles, 850 ft of up (and down), and whatever the weather might throw at us. You'll need to bring your own lunch and drinks - if you need or can offer a lift, or for further information, please get in touch using the form at the bottom of our website.
A prayer for Holy Week
Lord, As we walk through Holy week towards the cross, May we remember the wonder of who you are. Beyond sin your love is inexhaustible, Beyond brokenness your forgiveness is incomprehensible. Beyond betrayal your grace is poured out eternally, Beyond death your life is unimaginable, Beyond human understanding, Your ways are always higher than ours, Amen