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Easter Day is the key to our faith and to our hope, it is central to everything that Jesus taught concerning himself and the Kingdom of God; it is central to everything that the church has proclaimed since the day that Jesus ascended into heaven.
St Paul wrote:
"If Christ has not been raised, then your faith is a delusion and you are still lost in your sins. It would also mean that the believers in Christ who have died are lost. Indeed, if our hope in Christ is good for this life only, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world. But the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised."
If you would like to learn more about the meaning of Easter, then read the rest of Martin Ambler's inspiring Easter sermon by downloading the PDF article "The Easter Tomb"
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Communion is a gift from Jesus. It has acquired many other names over the years: for example, The Eucharist, The Lord’s Supper; The Breaking of Bread; The Divine Liturgy; The Mass. For us here, at Richmond Hill St Andrews, Communion emphasises the sharing together of a special meal appointed by Jesus himself.
In Communion we recall the last meal, often known as the Last Supper, that Jesus shared with his disciples the evening before his death. The meals shared by Jesus with his disciples during his ministry here on earth show us something of the Kingdom of God and how near it is to us.
In his last meal, the fellowship of the Kingdom was connected with the suffering Jesus was about to endure. After his resurrection, Jesus made his presence known to the disciples in the breaking of the bread in the same way as he had done at the Last Supper. So our Communion in church continues these meals with Jesus, during his earthly life and after his resurrection, always as a sign of the Kingdom of God and how near it is to us even today.
As Communion is for all those who seek to follow Jesus today, we welcome those of any branch of the Christian Church to share with us in this fellowship meal. As we take broken bread and poured out wine we remember all that Jesus Christ has done for us through his suffering to bring us salvation.
Then we rejoice that he has overcome sin and death to be our risen Lord and Saviour.
Celebrating Communion continues as one of the central acts of the Church’s worship for it brings us together to recall the reason and heart of our faith.