Lent starts on Wednesday. Instead of giving something up, why not take up the Lent Course!
A little word
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouting of a ruler among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one bungler destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9. 17-18
Last Sunday Huw introduced us to Wisdom in the book of Proverbs. This week in MP we have had readings from Ecclesiastes, often focussing on wisdom. This morning’s (above) I found especially pertinent. I have observed that there is connection between the volume and pomposity of what is said and its lack of content and depth.
It seems often, that the quieter it is spoken, the more it is worth hearing!
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for those who spread words of wisdom.
- For children, families and all working in schools as they have a ½ term break. Including Sara.
- For all those still affected by the building cladding issue – for resolution and freedom from worry.
In-Church worship suspended for the foreseeable future
10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom
We are continuing our on-line services. This link will be the same every week.
Meeting ID: 890 3024 9289 Passcode: 238289
Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0203 901 7895, and follow the instructions.
This week’s readings are: 2 Corinthians 4.3-6 & Mark 9.2-9
Esther will be opening them up to us, her first fully licensed talk!
Lent Course – Starting Wednesday
This year during Lent we are going to run The Bible Course from Bible Society. It offers a superb overview of the world’s best-selling book. The course will increase your confidence, equip you to read the Bible better and help you to see its relevance to daily life. Over eight interactive sessions, it combines video teaching, group discussion, personal reflection, and daily readings.
Every Wednesday at 7.30pm
The Zoom link is:
Meeting ID: 863 7919 8829
Pip would love to know if you are planning to be there, so we know how many to expect.
Coffee break returns
Christ Church Coffee break – Monday mornings in February at 10.00am. Zoom coffee and catch up – about half an hour or so. Bring your favourite hot drink and something to dunk or nibble and join Ruth at 10.00 for a zoom coffee and chat.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 821 6852 3735
If joining by phone dial 0131 460 1196 United Kingdom (please be aware this is an Edinburgh area code)
Reading the Bible
We are running a bible study group via WhatsApp. We invite anyone who would like to join to read along with us a chapter a day from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.
For more details contact Susan 07783055650.
You will hear much more of this over the coming months as we aim to practise what we preach in every aspect of church life.
We are trying to make our grounds animal friendly and so have a job vacancy for someone to keep our bird feeders stocked at Church. No experience necessary! Apply to Sara.
The next phase of this includes Pitsmoor, Neepsend and Kelham. If you are interested in improving walking, cycling and bus routes into the city please follow the link to see and comment on the plans.
Earlier week’s news
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