Category: Nurture

July 2020 magazine

July 2020 magazine

The events of Spring 2020 will remain long in the memory and its effects will impact upon our world for many years to come. As we wished everyone Happy New Year six months ago, we were blissfully unaware of what was to lie ahead.

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June 28th newsletter

June 28th newsletter

Following the recent government announcement we hope to open our churches for public worship shortly. Most of us will be a little heavier and a little hairier than when we last met together!

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July 2020 bible readings

July 2020 bible readings

In the July 2020 Bible readings we have donkeys, eating and drinking, rain, snow, seeds being sown, weeds, yeast, pearls and fishing nets…

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Prepared to be different

Prepared to be different

Jesus says: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves”. When the going gets tough, you are going to have to dig-in. You must prepare to be different.

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June 21st newsletter

June 21st newsletter

Here’s our June 21st newsletter, which is Father’s Day in the UK. Our churches are open for individual prayer. However, all public worship continues to be suspended until further notice.

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June 14th Newsletter

June 14th Newsletter

This June 14th Newsletter gives the great news that from Monday June 15th churches can be open for individual prayer. However, all public worship continues to be suspended until further notice.

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A Gospel to proclaim

A Gospel to proclaim

Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on June 28th 2020. Our theme will be ‘A Gospel to Proclaim’. We Zoomed Sunday@Seven last month and we all survived – so, we’re going to do it again this month.

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The Trinity and other ways of understanding

The Trinity and other ways of understanding

A long time ago when I was a Reader, I was gifted the privilege of speaking on Trinity Sunday to our Parade Service, which meant lots of children of all ages, including the adult children of our Church. It was chaos!

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June 7th Newsletter

June 7th Newsletter

This June 7th Newsletter is for Trinity Sunday. It’s where we recognise the one true God as three persons. This also marks our 250th anniversary weekend and there’s a special message from Bishop David.

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Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

Stations of the Resurrection: Ascension

This is the third in our series of Stations of the Resurrection. This one covers the Ascension of Jesus and Thy Kingdom Come. Thanks, again, to the Reverend Sue Binks for these Stations.

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June 2020 magazine

June 2020 magazine

June 8th marks our 250th anniversary, with the original St John’s being consecrated in 1770. We had a lot of things planned for that weekend but the lock-down has put the mockers on that! In the meantime, please take a look at the middle of the magazine which has some photos and reflections.

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May 31st Newsletter

May 31st Newsletter

This May 31st Newsletter marks Pentecost (or Whit) Sunday. It’s where we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit onto the first followers of Jesus. Acts 2:1-21 details the events of this historic day.

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June 2020 Bible readings

June 2020 Bible readings

June 2020 is the start of the Season after Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down on the apostles and those with them. It includes Trinity Sunday where we think about the nature of God. And we have readings from Matthew, where Jesus instructs his disciples on how they should behave when they go out and spread the word.

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The power to glow – 2

The power to glow – 2

That’s what we need this Pentecost – power for the people of God. The power to glow and burst into flame! The power to mobilise us again. To break through the cosiness and comfort within the walls of our buildings and take the gospel out into the community around us!

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Prayer for key workers

Prayer for key workers

This ‘prayer for key workers’ appears with kind permission of Dave Lucas. You can find a lot more like this, using widgets to illustrate the text, on his website: Prayers for Lockdown.

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