Easter Services for 2023
Our main Easter services at St Francis are:
Thursday 6 April at 7:00 pm: Maundy Thursday service. This is simple service is focused on the time of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. We incorporate a symbolic ritual of foot-washing, for those who would like to participate.
Friday 7 April at 10:00 am: Good Friday service. A sombre and reflective service in which we remember God’s outpouring of love for humanity in the death of his Son. Those who would like to join in the carrying of the cross from Titirangi Village to the church are invited to gather outside Glovers Real Estate at 9:30 am.
Sunday 9 April at 7:00 am: Easter Vigil service. A time to welcome the dawning of Easter Sunday and to celebrate the light of Christ.
Sunday 9 April at 9:30 am: Easter Sunday service. A joyful celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the hope that this represents for humanity.
Everyone is welcome to join us for any or all of these services.
Our peaceful church is a quiet place of refuge set among the lush bush found in Titirangi.
Inside you will find an open worship and meeting space with a beautifully designed gold cross (by Stephen Bambury) above the altar.
Everyone is welcome – visitors often comment on the warmth of the welcome they receive.
Prayer of St Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, unity;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is sadness, joy;
Where there is darkness, light.
A Local Shared Ministry Unit
St Francis is a welcoming church in the heart of the bush, in the peaceful and nurturing environment of the Waitakeres.
Often at a morning service in the spring or summer you may see the tuis through the windows above the simple sanctuary with its beautifully designed cross and its finely handcrafted banners.
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