On Easter Sunday 20th April our church invited people to a breakfast before the Easter Morning Service to show the work of the Mercy Ships organisation.
Using a ship crewed by doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists giving their services free of charge, Mercy Ships bring vital health services to those in urgent need. The ship is able to visit countries where health services we take for granted are not available or inaccessible.
Ladies from the church provided a selection of breakfast treats including toast, croissants, cereals, fruit, bacon and egg tartlets and breakfast muffins, accompanied of course by tea, coffee and fruit juices. During breakfast a video was displayed showing the work of the Mercy Ships interspersed with some Easter music videos.
After breakfast, children made an Easter Banner to hang on the wall and decorated eggs before exploring the pews of the original church building hunting for Easter eggs and sweeties. Families tantalized their taste buds and tested their knowledge in the Chocolate Quiz and took part in the story of Holy Week in the Easteractive Display.
The service was led by Rev. Stan Woods who reminded us of Jesus’ words to Thomas in John 20:29: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” and encouraged us to know that means us. Children were each given a cream egg before going into their Sunday School.
Over 30 people attended and donated to Mercy Ships this morning.