Our Secondary Easter service was held on Wednesday 27th March. For the first time this year a communion service was held as part of the event.
The event was opened with welcome and prayer by Mr Burton, College Principal followed by the National Anthem performed by the Choir and Barbershop. Bible readings around the Easter message were given during the service by James Cleminson, Emily Miller and Larischa Roth.
The drama presentation by Year 11 students was entitled ‘I shall not be moved’ based on Psalm 62 v 6 ‘He only is my Rock and my Salvation: He is my Defence and my Fortress. I shall not be moved.’ This moving dramatization illustrates that even in times of temptation our Lord is ever present waiting for us to turn our attention towards Him. Four of the deadly sins dressed in black tempt a young girl and try to lure her from the safe hands of Jesus. Jesus remains ever present watching over the girl and at the end He throws himself in front of her saving her from sin and bringing her into eternal life with him.
Following on from the drama guest speaker, Pastor James Aiton, from Kingdom City church gave a challenging address. He spoke amusingly about disobeying his parents as a small boy when he went down a concrete slide that he had been expressly forbidden to go on and how he was caught by his mother and disciplined by his father for disobeying their authority. He related this to Easter where sin comes in and separates us from God but Easter represents the moment when God sent his Son to stand in the gap so we can have a relationship with Him. Like James as a child, we deserve punishment for our misdeeds but God sent Jesus to die in our place.
Prior to communion the Barbershop performed the item ‘Steal Away’ with amazing harmonies that struck a chord in many people’s hearts.
The taking of communion provided an opportunity for all present to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice and many were touched by God’s presence. At the end of communion everyone was able to join the Prayer Band in worshipping by singing Cornerstone and Amazing Grace. Mrs Kerbey closed the proceedings by giving everyone a moment of silence to reflect on Jesus’ crucifixion and to have a time of repentance and submission to Him.
After the service staff, invited guests and parents were able to mingle and enjoy hot cross buns and refreshments in the staffroom served by the Home Economics students.