We might be distant from each other physically, but we needn't be spiritually - and we certainly need not be distant from God...
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(Sunday 1 November)
SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Led by Revd Bryn Rickards
All Age Worship
With Act of Remembrance & Communion
Hymn and Songs
Modern rendering with worship band:
Introduction & Story
Reading: Psalm 51:1-2, 7-12
Read by Jan Dicks (in New Revised Standard Version)
Aids to Remembrance
'In Flanders Fields', recited by Leonard Cohen:
'Lest we Forget' by Rosewood
Link to Act of Remembrance and Communion
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An animation of the parable in the verses below:
Reading: Matthew 18:1-4, 10-20
Read by Jan Dicks in New Revised Standard Version
Text below in Good News Translation
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, asking, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
So Jesus called a child to come and stand in front of them, and said, “I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child.
“See that you don't despise any of these little ones. Their angels in heaven, I tell you, are always in the presence of my Father in heaven.
“What do you think a man does who has one hundred sheep and one of them gets lost? He will leave the other ninety-nine grazing on the hillside and go and look for the lost sheep. When he finds it, I tell you, he feels far happier over this one sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost. In just the same way your Father in heaven does not want any of these little ones to be lost.
“If your brother sins against you, go to him and show him his fault. But do it privately, just between yourselves. If he listens to you, you have won your brother back. But if he will not listen to you, take one or two other persons with you, so that ‘every accusation may be upheld by the testimony of two or more witnesses,’ as the scripture says. And if he will not listen to them, then tell the whole thing to the church. Finally, if he will not listen to the church, treat him as though he were a pagan or a tax collector.
“And so I tell all of you: what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
“And I tell you more: whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.”
Questions for Families to Talk About
Why does Jesus tell the story of the lost sheep?
What does it tell us about God?
What does it tell us about how we should care for each other?
What does Jesus say in these verses that can help us to live in peace?
Here's a page to colour in (click or tap to download).
As you colour, think about God reaching out for you,
and think about how you can reach out to others.
Message: Great Speech #4 - 'Healthy Community'
Previous talks in the series available:
Prayers of Intercession
Offered by Karen Harman
or Reflective Foil Prayers
You'll need a piece of foil for each person – about 6cm square.
Hold the piece of foil and look at the shiny side. Say thank you to God for good things in your life and for things that you like doing. Say thank you for people who are making sacrifices to keep us safe and well...
Next, screw the foil into a loose ball (but not too tight as you will need to straighten it out later!). Think about people who find life difficult: people who are ill, tired, lonely, sad and afraid. Ask God to help them and be with them...
Smooth the ball out so that the foil is back into a square. Thank God for people who help. Pray that God will bless these people and pray that you can also be people who help others and show them love...
Finally form the foil into your initial. Ask God to guide you and use your gifts and talents to do God’s work of helping and loving...
Hymn or Songs
Post Service Chat
Let's share with each other what spoke to us today...
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