The theme of our worship in 2019 is 'Holy Habits'

 

Holy Habits is an initiative to nurture Christian discipleship. It explores Luke's model of church found in Acts 2:42 - 47, identifies ten habits and encourages the development of a way of life formed by them. The habits are: biblical teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, sharing of resources, service, eating together, gladness and generosity, worship, prayer and making more disciples. The resources have been developed to help churches explore the habits in worship and other group activities (all-age or age-specific) and live out the habits in whole life, missional discipleship.

By Andrew Roberts, Neil Johnson and Tom Milton, published by The Bible Reading Fellowship brfonline.org.uk/holy-habits

 

Holy Habits: Serving

Holy Habits: Serving

Jesus himself came as one who served, and our calling as followers of Jesus is to proclaim the gospel by living on earth as if in heaven. Every act of love, justice and peace is a taste of how God's world is to be. We live this calling personally in our daily work and in our local communities.
 
Holy Habits: Sharing Resources To have 'all things in common' is about both giving and receiving, and it needs to be mutual. Sharing may not be the obvious route to take and it may take courage to initiate it, but we know that it is often ultimately more rewarding than simply giving.
 
Holy Habits: Prayer Prayer is a foundational and transformative Holy Habit, a way of being, the breath of life. As you explore the Holy Habit of prayer, we hope churches will be encouraged to pray together, not just in corporate worship but in prayer meetings or small groups.
 
 
 Holy Habits: Fellowship
Jesus himself came as one who served, and our calling as followers of Jesus is to proclaim the gospel by living on earth as if in heaven. Every act of love, justice and peace is a taste of how God's world is to be. We live this calling personally in our daily work and in our local communities. The Greek word translated in Acts 2 is koinonia. It is a word rich in depth, meaning and challenge. Koinonia is seen in followers of Jesus eating, praying and sharing goods together. In short, sharing their lives with each other and the world around them. 
 

In November we continued with the series on gladness and generosity started in October. Sheila Berry talked about money and generosity on the 3rd. At 9.15am on Remembrance Sunday, the memorial from the old church will be rededicated. Morning worship will start at 10am and the Act of Remembrance at 11am at the War memorial. For those unable to walk to the memorial, the act of Remembrance will take place in church. Ian Matthews led the service with Holy Communion on the 17th. Christine Ripley and Tim Potter led the final two services on gladness and generosity on the 24th and on the1st of December, the first Sunday in Advent and our Toy Service.

We had harvest worship on 6th October, followed by a faith lunch. Michaela Lawrence, Paul Ashitey and Tim Potterv explored the Holy Habit of Gladness and Generosity.

In September we heard from Pauline Hayes about the Isabel Hospice, Tim Potter led our Commissioning Service and introduced the theme of Holy Communion. Sandra Rose talked about breaking bread together and Jackie Hall the Lord's Supper. Ann Jack, the Interim Moderator, shared her thoughts about the future of the church on the 29th.

In August our speakers chose their own themes. Caroline Levitt led worship on 4 August on the theme of trees. Dorothy Blatcher and teenagers from Young Life led the service on 11 August.

Our Holy Habit for July continued the theme of fellowship started in June. Our Holy Habit for May and June was prayer. We looked at different sorts of prayer, unanswered prayer and the prayer that Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives.

In April we turned our minds to Easter. In March we explored 'Sharing resources – Sharing in the early church' (Acts 4:32-5:16) In January and February our services focused on Serving: Faith and Deeds (James v Ephesians 2:8); Washing feet (John 13:1-17); Serving others Matthew 25:35-40); Who is the greatest? (Mark 10:42-45)

 

The theme of our worship in 2018 was 'Walking the Way'.

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See 'Church News' under the 'News' button for an article by Gordon Anderson

'FOUR WRITERS TELL VARIOUSLY ABOUT JESUS' published March 2018

 

The Theme for 2017 was 'The Fruits of the Spirit'.

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Worshipping something doesn’t always mean singing loudly in a church building. Most of us worship things all the time. We prioritise our time and energies in support of something that has our attention. God is jealous for our hearts because He knows that worshipping Him is what we were created to do and the only thing that will ultimately fulfill us.

He wants us to love Him and worship Him because we want to, giving our time and energy to Him because we love Him. We know we’re not perfect, that’s obvious if you’ve met us, but we want God to be first in our lives.

This means doing everything we can to put Him first, resulting in our conversation and acts showing everyone who really is the focus of our worship.

Our Sunday morning worship should whet our appetites for more of God and lead us to worship Him in all that we do.

Our Sunday services normally take place at 10.30 a.m.

 

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Holy Communion

. . . normally takes place once a month on a Sunday.

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There are, however, exceptions to this. There may be additional celebrations of Holy Communion at the time of some festivals. This can include weekdays.

Always check the Church Diary for communion services. commnion pic for web