Here is a brief news update for this week.
A little word
When the king of Israel read the letter, he …said, ‘…Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.’
But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, ‘Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.’ 2 Kings 5.7-8
The story of the healing of Naaman came up in this week’s readings. It’s a fascinating story full of so much; the faithful witness of an unnamed servant girl, a timid King, a pompous General, a Prophet with no airs and graces and a dishonest servant. It’s worth a read.
The little bit above it the contrast between a scared King who sees everything as a problem and a Prophet who sees it as an opportunity. A foreign enemy shown the grace of God has a profound effect, but only because Elisha had vision. Does our timidity sometimes frustrate the grace of God?
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for bold expressions of God’s grace.
- For schools and families in this ½ term week.
- For our nation, as another Prime Minister is sought.
Holy Communion in Christ Church at 10am. (No CoGs group – ½ term).
This week’s readings are: Psalm 84.1-7 & Luke 18.9-14
Refreshments to follow.
Sunday at 6pm.
Reflective services are recommencing at Advent. We are hosting the Deanery Confirmation service with Bishop Pete on 6 Nov at 6pm.
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion will continue at Pitsmoor Methodist Church (corner of Christ Church Road and Burngreave Rd) followed by coffee. Lunch Club has restarted, roll up from 11.30 if you haven’t come earlier. We expect to be back at Christ Church in a few weeks when the lift is fixed.
All age lunch 27th October
12.30 to 2.30pm at Pitsmoor Methodist Church, Christ Church Rd
Soup, jacket potatoes and toffee donuts
£2 per person £3 total for a family
Come and have fun with a Singalong, build a church game. Contact Yvonne to book a place 07749662623
Five Marks feedback
Pick up the sheet from Church with the feedback from our recent meetings and join in the conversation.
The church building is back up and running. We are welcoming groups back to the Welcome Centre after ½ term.
If you are a keyholder, please check with Pip or Maureen before coming in. There have been some key and Alarm Code changes.
In church there are some compromises. Plastic chairs until we can order permanent replacements, and the organ clean will be a little while. We are just glad to be back!
Reminders of contact details:
Maureen (for admin queries). [email protected], 07765 232789.
Pip (for everything else!). [email protected], 07799944436.
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