We continue with our series running up to harvest
A little word
as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” 2 Corinthians 8:15 (NIV)
Paul is speaking here about the collection being gathered amongst his missionary congregations for the persecuted church in Jerusalem. He is quoting from Exodus where the people of Israel were gathering the Manna in the wilderness. The point being that God has provided all we need, but we need to be generous and practice some redistribution, so that all have enough. I can be generous in a time of plenty knowing someone else will be generous when I am short. We as a rich nation in the world would do well to hear that message afresh.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for opportunities to be generous and for mutual support.
- Continue to pray for Sara & Bill and their family.
- For our PCC as they meet on Monday evening.
Sunday Gathering at 9.15am.
Holy Communion at 10.30am. A time for Creation – Gathering
Readings: Leviticus 23.9-14 & John 4.31-38
CoGs Childrens group meets.
Refreshments to follow.
Sunday evening at 7pm
Meditation on “food for the soul”.
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion, followed by Coffee and Lunch Club.
Harvest – next Sunday, 1 Oct.
As well as an opportunity to give thanks and celebrate it is an opportunity to share. Please bring cans or packet goods that we can pass on to the foodbank, or a cash gift (pop it in an envelope marked ‘Harvest’) which we will split 50/50 between Christian Aid’s Libya Flood Appeal and our Thursday evening food ministry.
An update from Sara Goodman
Bill and Sara would be glad of your prayers as Sara has an op to remove a cancerous tumour in the next few weeks. The good news, it hasn’t spread, for which they are very grateful! Thank you!
Mission Action Planning – this Saturday
Saturday 23 September, at 9.30, in Church.
The MAP booklet can be found here:
It would help to have an indication of who is coming – can you message or email Huw (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to be there?
Reminders of contact details:
Maureen (for admin queries). email@example.com, 07765 232789.
Pip (for everything else!). firstname.lastname@example.org, 07799944436.
Will email@example.com, 07354887660
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