A little word
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. Romans 8.11
I wonder if Paul had that passage from Ezekiel in mind when he wrote this (them bones, them bones, them dry bones…) Ezekiel’s vision was of corpses that needed the breath of life. The emphasis on the body is that it is mortal, subject to death. But with God’s empowering Spirit within us we, like Jesus, can have life in all its fullness, now and forever. If each day is a gift from God, full of the potential of life, with access to the very presence of God; well, what a difference we can make in this world.
Things to pray for
In-Church worship Sunday at 9am. Service of Morning Worship.
Numbers are limited, social distancing and face coverings apply. Sorry still no singing!
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 reading is: Mark 4.26-34
We have restarted on Thursdays at 10am. It will be lovely to welcome you back.
On both the Church facebook page and the ‘& friends’ facebook group is a 5 min video from the diocese with some questions. If you could watch it and respond that would be really good. Email Pip or write it on a postcard.
Jane and Yvonne are both stepping back from leading CoGs. We want to record a huge thank-you for all that they have done over many years.
We will need a new team in place to lead our children’s work, ready to start in September. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak to Sara or Pip.
15 minutes of peace sat in our Church Yard! This Saturday, 5th June, to Sunday 13th June 2021 is Churches Count on Nature week, focusing on the brilliant wildlife to be found in churchyards.
Locally, Ecclesall Church have all sorts: nature walks, guided prayers, bring your dog and a question-and-answer session about Science and Faith. More info at: South Yorkshire — Caring for God’s Acre (caringforgodsacre.org.uk)
FOR US: this is a great opportunity to begin finding out what wild- life there is in our Church yard (a wild bumble bee nest has already been sighted). So, please enjoy 10, 20, or 30 minutes looking and praying around the church yard this week and record:
- Who you are;
- What you saw – e.g., swift, ladybird, daisy…
- Where abouts in the Church yard it was
- When – include the day, month, and year.
and post it to Sara: [email protected]church
A Starters guide with pictures to identify things is available at: https://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/resources/starterguide-2/
Earlier week’s news
Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.