#EasterLIVE Mark11 “Go to the village ahead of you”

 

PalmSunday: Mark Chapter 4 - Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King   1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

Mark Chapter 11

Welcome to TheChurchSofa #EasterLIVE

Over the next week, the ChurchSofa will be giving its own slant on The Passion story as part of #EasterLIVE:

Easter(LIVE) 2011 from Share Creative on Vimeo.

As we’re telling the Passion in a series of photos, we’re going to post our #easterLIVE updates and then feed into Twitter…its just easier then crying over Hootsuite…

Now…

Along time ago in a Galaxy far far away… There is a war between the The Rebel Alliance and The Empire… But what if the war across the Galaxy stopped for one moment, and everyone came together to tell the Easter Story?

Sorry for any and all liberties taken over the next week BTW…

The Weekly Round Up: The Viral Bible Edition

Welcome to the Church Sofa Grand Weekly Round Up:

 

Are You Happy Now?

A new organisation has been launched called “Action for Happiness”, which according to the BBC website is “The world’s first membership organisation dedicated to spreading happiness”

If I was being cynical I would be tempted to ask how “Happiness” is measured, but the Action for Happiness Website seems to be down at the moment – kinda stopping how much research I can do into this.

Therefore I’m just going to leave you with a few questions:

  • Are we really a depressed nation?
  • What gets people down?
  • What can we do about that?
  • What is the key to happiness?

The Telegraph – The 10 secrets to a happy life
BBC News

 

Baptism by Webcam?

It seems that distance is no longer an issue when it comes to Baptism Services:

An unusual baptism has been held at a West Yorkshire church, with one of the godparents taking part despite being thousands of miles away.

Yvonne Atkin was able to join in the service for her seven-month-old nephew, Matthew, at St Mark’s church in Utley, while sitting at home in New Zealand.

Miss Atkin made her promises as godparent using a webcam and a laptop.

Vicar Derek Walmsley said: “Technology is often used for bad things, but this is a good way to use it.”

Janet Wordley, who lives in Silsden with her husband Chris, wanted her sister Yvonne to be godparent even though she lived on the other side of the world.

BBC News

Now… I’m in two minds. As I’m sure you’ve guessed… we both have geekish leanings, and I personally think that the idea behind this is fantastic. After all, whats not to like about the church helping a family come together during an event like this?

But can it really replace being there?