St John & St Mark Church Bury
To know, grow and show the love of God
One commentator described today’s Gospel in Mark as “Jesus with his compassion down”. Perhaps we might call it: “Small crumbs of comfort”.
Our September 2021 magazine has articles on Creation Season, Bury CAP Debt Centre and a new provision for asylum seekers.
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.
‘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.’
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?
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?
Cohen said: “But there are moments when we can reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’”
August 2021 Bible readings include one outside catering event after the other – and Paul explaining what a worthy life looks like.
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.
Are you now, or have you ever been, an embarrassing parent? Do your saintly children have a ‘Ready-Brek’ aura around them?
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.
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.
Our July and August 2021 magazine has news, prayers and reflections. There is also an article on the Manchester Diocese 10-year vision.
The July 2021 Bible readings include stubborn people, unbelief, plumb-lines, adoption, shepherds – and a mother making a special request.
So, next time that you’re interrupted… just pause a second… before you decide what to do next. Pause before you decide how to respond.
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