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Psalm 19

Psalm 19

It’s Creation Season and I couldn’t not talk about Psalm 19 today. Abraham Heschel compared these first verses to someone with ‘presence’.

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October 2021 church magazine

October 2021 church magazine

In the October 2021 church magazine you’ll find all the regular news & views plus a reflection on the life of Arthur Smith who died aged 106.

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October 2021 Bible readings

October 2021 Bible readings

The October 2021 Bible readings include God being creative then repaying for years that the locust has eaten and Jesus restoring his friend.

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But they were silent

But they were silent

“What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest.

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We all have an agenda

We all have an agenda

The disciples also had their agenda.  It was pretty much a one item affair, but it was important to them, who was the greatest?

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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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