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Category: Nurture

Gabriel’s Annunciation

Gabriel’s Annunciation

Our Advent Sunday Service featured some blessings, poems and prayers by Jan Richardson – including the wonderful ‘Gabriel’s Annunciation’

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December 2020 church magazine

December 2020 church magazine

Christmas is not about turkey or tinsel. It’s about remembering that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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December 2020 Bible readings

December 2020 Bible readings

Here are the December 2020 Bible readings. Voices in the wilderness, paths made straight, angels making announcements – a baby being born.

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Christ the King

Christ the King

Christ the King is not unapproachable – he is close to his people, he listens to his people and he gives himself for his people every day.

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What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on November 29th. This will be an Advent Service on Zoom and the theme this time is “What are you waiting for?”

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Blessed are those

Blessed are those

Blessed are all during this time who have pure hearts; all who still hunger and thirst for justice; all who work for peace and who model mercy. May you know comfort.

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November 2020 church magazine

November 2020 church magazine

Our November 2020 church magazine has news of Craig and Elaine Watson who are moving to Nepal. Plus reflections, reports and upcoming events.

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November 2020 Bible readings

November 2020 Bible readings

This month we have lions, bears and snakes. We also have bridesmaids and a bridegroom, trumpets and talents, sheep and goats…

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Luke, Psalms and the Wombles

Luke, Psalms and the Wombles

Jesus was ‘doing’ God. And we are called, challenged, purposed to do the same. We should be ‘doing’ God too. If Jesus wombled, then God wombles – and we should be wombling too.

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What are you doing here?

What are you doing here?

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be October 25th and, yes, it will be at 7 pm. The theme this time is “What are you doing here” which is taken from 1 Kings 19:13

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The Cornerstone

The Cornerstone

Jesus underlines his parable quoting Psalm 118. Setting himself as the cornerstone. Have we accepted him as that most important building block?

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Is the Lord among us or not?

Is the Lord among us or not?

“Is the Lord among us or not?” We know that the answer should be yes but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like it.

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October 2020 church magazine

October 2020 church magazine

There are features on Harvest and Church for a Different World – which includes a letter from the Bishop of Manchester. Also updates from Mothers’ Union and the Walking Group. Plus prayers, reflections and news of upcoming services and events.

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October 2020 Bible readings

October 2020 Bible readings

This month we have vineyards and harvest, cheerful giving, eating and drinking. We also have circumcision and weak knees, trumpets and singing…

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Jonah: it wasn’t supposed to be like this

Jonah: it wasn’t supposed to be like this

Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. A prophet wasn’t supposed to be upset when a warning is heeded. King’s aren’t supposed to take notice.

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