Sunday 30th December 2018

Gospel Reading Sunday 30th December

John 1:1-18

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”) 16 From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.



Sunday 18th November 2018

Gospel Reading Sunday 18th November

Mark 13:1-8 

The Destruction of the Temple Foretold

13 As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.



Sunday 18th March

Sunday 18th March

Some Greeks Wish to See Jesus

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

Jesus Speaks about His Death

27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.
 

John 12:20-33



Sunday 11th June Trinity

This Sunday 11th June is Trinity Sunday.

 
Please join us at our 10.30am service to celebrate the Trinity,
the three persons of God; the Father; the Son; and the Holy Spirit
 

Dear Father,

help us to obey the command that you gave us to go and make disciples.

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen.



Healing Ministry

Please join us for our service on Sunday 5th February where we will be introducing a sermon series based on Jesus’ teaching on healing. 

We hope that this will introduce the idea of prayer ministry into our regular worship and in the wider context of the life of our fellowship. 

Please be prepared for what God may be saying to you about his wonderful grace in healing.

 

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;

Psalm 130:5



Waiting on God

Waiting on God
 
Coming this February
 

A series of Sunday morning talks and a weekly group study on what the Bible says about healing with particular reference to Jesus’ teaching on healing.

 

Don’t miss it!

 

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;


Start Your Alpha Adventure

You are warmly invited to join us for the Alpha Adventure
 
What is Alpha?
 
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in 10 sessions. Each evening involves sharing some food together, a talk, and an opportunity for discussion in small groups. It is relaxed, fun and free and you can ask anything you like.
 
Over 29M people around the world have attended Alpha, and that includes the intrepid explorer Bear Grylls.
 
Come along and find out more on:
 
TUESDAY 7th FEBRUARY at 1pm and again on
THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY at 7pm
 
Watch Bear’s story at Alpha.org


Alpha Course

Read about Bear’s Greatest Adventure at www.alpha.org
Then start your Alpha adventure with us in February
From Tuesday 7th February
Tuesdays 1pm or Thursdays 7pm
We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view.