To know, grow and show the love of God
In the October 2023 magazine you can find a tribute to Ralph Mallinson plus news and updates from our churches and from the wider community.
Our October 2023 Bible readings have some tricksy questions from chief priests, stories about vineyards & banquets and being called by name.
I almost said that it broke in despite Jonah, not because of him. But, on reflection, it still needed Jonah to turn up, despite his misgivings.
Not seven times or seventy seven or even seventy times seven but countless times during our lifetimes. We are continually being set free.
The forgiven, restored and repaired. Perhaps, just as in The Repair Shop, we might find that each one of us gets transformed in the process.
The September 2023 magazine contains a letter from Cath Hilton about her recent zip wire exploits plus updates from our church groups.
Our September 2023 Bible readings include Jesus telling more short stories to help us think about how best we should live alongside others.
Our next Sunday pm worship service is at 7pm on August 27th. We’re calling this: ‘Psalms for Life’ – a celebration of psalms in our daily life.
One commentator describes it as: “Jesus with his compassion down”. Another: “Beware the dog”. Perhaps we call it: “Small crumbs of comfort”.
Elijah might well have sung along to “hello darkness my old friend” but unlike Simon & Garfunkel’s silence, God’s silence is a place where people are able to love each other.
Our August 2023 Bible readings have the Transfiguration, then more of our journey through Romans & Matthew plus options for the OT readings.
Our next Sunday evening worship is at 7pm on July 30th. This one is called: ‘Sorry – is it the hardest word?’ You’re very welcome to join us.
May the same be true for us and Psalm 67. May this Song of God’s Blessing come back and meet us to heal us when we need it most.
I wonder what would have happened if my wife had seen the field with the wheat and the weeds. I suspect she would have pulled the lot up – and then not told the landowner to see how long it was before he noticed.
No less an authority than the teacher in Peppa Pig once said that poetry was “a magical way of using words that puts a picture in your mind”
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