Weekly news for 15.1.23

Dear Friends

Here is an update for this week

A little word

 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.                                                                                     1 Corinthians 3.6-7

In MP we have started reading through Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church. I studied it in detail at college manty years ago. They are fascinating glimpses into the life of the early church which in many ways connect with us as I guess, people are people.

The church in Corinth was splitting into factions and following different leaders. Paul here points out that all leaders are only human and nothing we do achieves anything without God. If you have time read the rest of the chapter as he reflects on what we build and whether it has lasting value.

I pray that with God’s help we will build up something of lasting value on the foundation of Christ.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for signs of God bringing growth.
  • For all the upcoming meeting of bishops – as they discern a way forward following the Living in Love & Faith process.
  • For the Chocolate Box project working with vulnerable women.

Services

Sunday Gathering at 9.15am

Morning Service in Christ Church at 10.30am with CoGs groups. 

This week’s readings are: John 1.29-42 

Refreshments to follow.  

Sunday evening at 7pm 

This week – reflections on the theme of Kindness. 

10am on Thursday  

Holy Communion is now in the Welcome Centre, followed by Lunch Club. 

Community meal & Space

Building on the success of the International meal and the legacy of Sitting Room we are planning to start a second community meal in the month. It will be on the third Thursday of the month. If you would like to be part of the rota to make this happen, please talk to/contact Pip.

It will happen next week 19/1 at 7pm in the Welcome Centre.

Keeping up

Reminders of contact details:

Maureen (for admin queries).    [email protected], 07765 232789.

Pip (for everything else!).             [email protected], 07799944436.

Earlier news Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.

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