St John & St Mark Church Bury
To know, grow and show the love of God
Jesus was bathed in light and there were two Old Testament figures: Moses and Elijah. The disciples were bewildered. How to respond?
The Bible teaches that Wisdom is a gift that God prepared for those who love him. In Proverbs, we’re told it existed even before creation.
Our next Sunday@Seven will be on February 28th. It will be a Reflection for Lent called: “Time for a closer look” led by Nigel Silvester.
To financially support our work we’re completely reliant on regular giving, one-off donations, fund raising and hiring out of rooms.
The magazine includes a tribute to Jess Dewhirst, who died on Advent Sunday 2020. Jess knitted and nattered, but not necessarily in that order.
The February 2021 Bible readings include wisdom and Word, whirlwind and transfiguration, rainbows and wilderness, name changes and a rebuke.
Any shortcomings would be remembered. So, difficulties with the wine supply at this particular wedding at Cana needed to be sorted.
Our next Sunday@Seven service is entitled ‘Looking forward’ and will be Zoomed on January 31st, 2021. We would love for you to join us.
Sometimes that’s all we are asked or called to do. To simply say to someone: ‘come and see’. I wonder how often we do it though.
In Matthew, John says to Jesus: “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus’ answer, spoken or not, is “I come to you”.
He takes time to talk about being ‘beloved’ – but there’s no loitering in fields with shepherds or journeying in search of a wandering star.
Perhaps we can imagine a huge star of wonder hanging over us right now, there for all to see and to respond to, guiding others to find Jesus.
I’m from Gradwell and Lumb, King and Mandela. I am from index fingers sparking across a table. Enemies transformed and forgiveness liberated.
John wanted to shout it out. He repeatedly uses the word ‘proclaim’, he wanted to get it out there, to tell everyone. And what was this news?
Last Sunday we had an untraditional Carol Service…. including this blessing from Jan Richardson called: ‘Where the Light Begins’.
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