Easter Sunday morning service at St Leonard’s was packed out as the climax to the ‘open church’ Easter Journey during the previous week, when the church was used to present the events of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, the last supper, and his trial and crucifixion.
Many returning students and young people were in the congregation of 200 plus who heard local author Nick Page speak of three black swans. A black swan is something that no one expected to happen or saw coming that changes life forever.
Easter Day and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead brings three black swans he said. First, there is life after death; second that life after death begins now before death through faith in Jesus; and third that anyone can receive that by turning to Jesus.
Prayers were said for the victims of attacks on Christians at Easter Services in Sri Lanka and those in hotel restaurants there.
After the service and coffee the church was prepared for the Easter Monday Family event.