St John & St Mark Church Bury

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Category: Nurture

Telling the Story

Telling the Story

Our next monthly Sunday evening informal worship is at 7pm on September 26th, 2021. It will be called: ‘Telling the Story’.

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Can we do this?

Can we do this?

Jesus said, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.” My question is: “Can we do this?”

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Perseverance

Perseverance

Do you ever have those days when you really have to stick at something, to show perseverance, when you would much rather simply give in!  I have had one of those last week when I had to sort out our television licence.

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Crumbs of comfort

Crumbs of comfort

One commentator described today’s Gospel in Mark as “Jesus with his compassion down”. Perhaps we might call it: “Small crumbs of comfort”.

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September 2021 magazine

September 2021 magazine

Our September 2021 magazine has articles on Creation Season, Bury CAP Debt Centre and a new provision for asylum seekers.

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September 2021 Bible readings

September 2021 Bible readings

September’s readings include water in the wilderness, dogs and crumbs, a face of flint, a careful tongue, Jesus not being happy with Peter, Moses asking for help – and salt.

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A service interrupted

A service interrupted

‘And when the priests came out of the holy place, a cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.’

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A real life

A real life

Are we living a REAL life? The abundant life Jesus not only made possible for us but desperately wants us to have? Are we? Are you? Am I? 

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Only Mary and Joseph’s boy

Only Mary and Joseph’s boy

I wonder if we’d been listening to Jesus would we have recognised him as only Mary and Joseph’s boy or would we have seen something more?

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Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Cohen said: “But there are moments when we can reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’”

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August 2021 Bible readings

August 2021 Bible readings

August 2021 Bible readings include one outside catering event after the other – and Paul explaining what a worthy life looks like.

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Bread from heaven

Bread from heaven

I’m going to try and keep you awake. If I say: ‘bread from heaven’ you reply: ‘feed me now and evermore’. You get bonus point for singing.

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Embarrassing parent

Embarrassing parent

Are you now, or have you ever been, an embarrassing parent? Do your saintly children have a ‘Ready-Brek’ aura around them?

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Come aside and rest awhile

Come aside and rest awhile

Jesus is telling us that we must also come aside and rest awhile. To slow down and pay attention to our own hearts, our own movements.

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All at Sea

All at Sea

Our next Sunday@Seven service is July 25th, 2021. It will be called: ‘All at Sea’ where Nigel will be looking at some biblical sea voyages.

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