St John & St Mark Church Bury
To know, grow and show the love of God
Our January 2021 Bible readings include wilderness men in fancy dress; the calling of small children and mouthy disciples – and soap!
The first step onto the moon was a watershed in history. Our perspective could never be the same. Our Gospel is another ‘before’ and ‘after’.
Where are you from? What are the places, the people, the experiences that formed your path? How does it help you understand who you are?
Any fans of Strictly will be familiar with people going on a journey. Or trying not to say that they’re on a journey, but it slips out anyway.
Our next Sunday@Seven service is on January 3rd, 2021. It’s called ‘Heaven invites you to a party’ – a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Our Advent Sunday Service featured some blessings, poems and prayers by Jan Richardson – including the wonderful ‘Gabriel’s Annunciation’
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.
Here are the December 2020 Bible readings. Voices in the wilderness, paths made straight, angels making announcements – a baby being born.
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.
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?”
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.
Our November 2020 church magazine has news of Craig and Elaine Watson who are moving to Nepal. Plus reflections, reports and upcoming events.
This month we have lions, bears and snakes. We also have bridesmaids and a bridegroom, trumpets and talents, sheep and goats…
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.
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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