EASTER, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, described in the Bible’s New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary.
In the lead up to Easter, during what is called “Holy Week”, there’s Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Then there’s Easter Day, which this year falls on Sunday, April 21, and is often filled with celebration and, of course, chocolate eggs.
Easter eggs or Easter bilbies are a widely popular symbol of new life, with the symbolisation of eggs originating in the early Christian community of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ.
Matt shares Easter’s hope with all
FUSION City Church love hosting new people, and senior pastor Matt McGaw says it’ll be an honour to share the hope and heart of Easter with everybody.
“The Bible tells us that the two greatest things we can do is to love God and love people, and we would love to host you at one of our upcoming Easter services to show you that in action,” he says.
“The cross is a powerful symbol of great love and hope, and our world today needs to hear that message more than ever.”
On Friday, April 19, the church will run a Good Friday service at Fusion LifeCENTRE, 85 Hoskins Street, Mitchell, at 6pm. Then, its Easter Sunday celebration is at 10am at Palmerston Primary School, and will be followed by an Easter egg hunt for kids.
For people who miss the morning service, Matt says there will be another at the Fusion LifeCENTRE at 5pm.
Outside of Easter, he says, the church runs other programs such as FusionKIDS, a kids ministry, which provides fun-filled programs that are Bible-based and highly interactive for children in kindergarten to year 6.
“We [also] have a thriving youth ministry for school years 6-12 called IGNITE that is reaching and building into the next generation,” he says.
Get your music systems ready for Easter
EASTER has a wonderful musical heritage and whether people enjoy listening to religious sommes or commercial tunes, many bring out music to listen to over the holidays, says Kerry Morocombe, of Duratone HiFi.
For this reason he advises people not to leave it until the last minute to check their sound system for Easter.
“Make music a central part of your Easter celebrations,” he says.
“Music is our passion. Let us assist you in selecting and installing a music system that suits you and your home
“We will consider trade-ins of your old equipment on replacement equipment.
“We have in stock a range of vinyl-playing requisites and knowledgeable experienced staff on hand to assist.
“We also have a range of good-quality used equipment, all workshop tested, together with a wide choice of new equipment that will deliver wonderful sound in your home or holiday retreat.”
Just before Easter, Kerry says the world will also be celebrating Record Store Day on April 13.
“We have in stock over 60,000 new and used LPs, a range of new and used turntables and a selection of vinyl accessories including cleaning materials,” he says.
Duratone HiFi, corner of Botany Street and Altree Court, Phillip. Call 6282 1333 or visit duratone.com.au
Cheap tyre deals to keep drivers safe
TRANSTATE Tyres in Belconnen is offering some cheap Easter deals to keep drivers safe over the break, says owner Adrian Heffernan.
Transtate Tyres has reduced prices on popular tyre sizes, which Adrian says encompasses tyres that suit lots of normal, family cars.
“They’re not high performance but they’re a very good quality and being sold at a very good price,” he says.
“We’ve reduced the prices because we have a lot of stock that needs to go and Easter is a wonderful time to buy.
“A lot of the time people don’t check their tyres before going on a trip. Their tyres could be completely worn and drivers don’t even realise.”
To keep drivers safe, Adrian says Transtate Tyres offers a free safety check.
“We’ll check your tyres and brakes for free,” he says.
“With brakes, people don’t get any warning that the brake pads are wearing out.
“There’s no symptoms and we have to visually check to see if the pads are still there.”
Transtate Tyres doesn’t just cover tyres and brakes and also offers services for wheel alignment, suspension modifications and repairs, and all servicing, including new servicing.
“We can do new-car servicing and it doesn’t affect new-car warranty,” he says.
Having been in Belconnen for about 46 years, Adrian says they offer an A1 (excellent) service no matter what the job is.
Transtate Tyre and Suspension Services, 2 Egan Court, Belconnen. Visit transtate.com.au or call 6253 2244.