Finding faith on the Emmaus Road

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Luke 24:13-35.  Peter’s challenge is to hear the Bible story with more questions—not just ones that question the facts, more the kind that ask, “How does this relate to me?” “What can I learn from this story today?” “What is God saying to me?” As these bewildered Disciples start home for Emmaus they are deep […]

Breakfast with Jesus

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Ruth Terrell speaks of the resurrected Jesus from John 21:1-14.  In this third resurrection appearance in John’s gospel we find seven of the disciples have returned home to Galilee and back to that which they are most familiar – fishing.  But, the ‘new normal’ is not the old; Jesus begins by not only meeting their […]

Easter Day zoom

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This third Zoom service was over subscribed.  “Sorry” to those who did not get in.  We will make the narrow gate a little wider for next Sunday. We had about 150+ people in all on 100 devices. Here is a taster with Peter’s address from John 20;  ‘Recognising You’ by Amy Scott Robinson, Richard Lyall of […]

Palm Sunday

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This partial recording of our second Zoom Church gives a flavour of virtual church with snippets of the worship songs, the reading of Scripture (Zechariah 9:9-16), the prayers, participation by others and a narrative ‘sermon’ of Palm Sunday given by Jan Smith -ordinand for St James’ Church and Deaf Church.

Clay Pots

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Zoom Church A recording of part of our first ‘Zoom’ gathering with members of St Margaret’s and St James’ congregation. We read from 2 Corinthians 4:5b-18.  With Rosie and Peter reflecting on the Scripture. Interview with the Latimer family in the first week of lockdown.

8. ‘Courage to care’ Nehemiah

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Last in our series ‘Trusting God’ from the book of Nehemiah.  The message from Nehemiah is far more than rebuilding a wall but about restoring a relationship with God and between people.  Deuteronomy 15 – there should be no poor among you. Three ways to remember lessons from Nehemiah Prayer Care Share 200315 March 2020 […]

7. ‘When opposition comes’ Nehemiah

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After recapping the series – a journey in ‘trusting God’ in the face of opposition, Mark Enzer speaks from Nehemiah 4:1-6 about the inevitability of opposition when doing God’s business. Here the focus is on prayer followed by practical action,  it’s a both and. Prayer did not make the enemy go away – the enemy […]

6. ‘Casting the vision’ Nehemiah

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Seeing work as part of our vision is key. Nehemiah 2:17 – 3:5  Allen Foster speaks about people from all walks of life coming together as 42 teams working to side-by-side to build the walls, gate and towers of Jerusalem; emphasising that this is God’s work through Nehemiah’s plan. Psalm 127:1 1. God’s work, our […]

5. ‘A personal commitment’ Nehemiah

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Readings from Nehemiah 2:9-16 and John 21:15-17. Tim recapped the story and lessons learned from Nehemiah previously and  looked at five features of Nehemiah’s commitment: hopeful, boldness, preparedness, interdependence and focus.  He drew out features of the story mirrored in the Gospel story.