2019 April 19th - Good Friday

Each congregation had the opportunity to share a Passover / Seder type 'meal'.  We tasted bitter herbs to remember the bitter times the Israelites had in Egypt, salt water to symbolise their tears, haroseth, a sweet paste that looks like the mud they were forced to use to make bricks for Pharaoh, lamb to remember the Passover, flat bread to remember the hurry in which they left Egypt and then wine to symbolise the promised land where they would be settle for long enough for vines to grow and wine to be produced.

We then thought about how Jesus had shared a meal like this just before he was arrested, tried and crucified.  There was a short reflection and the service ended there - leading into the quiet of Saturday ...