This Sunday we will be offering a big All Hallows welcome to Hayley Matthews who will lead our meeting and Nigel Greenwood who will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 11:1-28 where Jesus teaches us a bit about prayer and asking. Do come and meet with us from 10:30am, everyone is welcome.
This Sunday at 10:30am it is all age worship led by Heston and team, based on the parable of the Good Samaritan. So we’ll explore the ins and outs of ‘loving our neighbours’. Here’s one of Heston’s favourite CofE blessings for us to ponder…
Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast to that which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;
strengthen the faint-hearted;
support the weak;
help the afflicted;
honour all people;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power
of the Holy Spirit.
This Sunday sees the Leeds Triathlon taking place which is great fun but leads to yet another Sunday of road closures and travel disruption. You can find details here and here.
We will be opening the church building early by 9am for those who want to arrive early to try and avoid the closures.
Fortunately the travel disruption shouldn’t affect Heston who will be leading us in our worship and in thinking about Luke 10:1-24
On Sunday we’ll be exploring God’s invitation to live in ‘joyful responsibility’ for the people and world around us. If you’d like to do some pondering between now and then:
God wants nothing less than full responsibility and utter joy, and offers all that is needed for this… God gives scandalously overwhelming and excessive LOVE. Once we begin to see this, we see how our vices are all ways of being blind to love, avoiding it, rejecting it, or just being, in the full biblical sense, fools who miss the big, essential, many-splendoured thing. We also see why the supreme Christian virtue has always been love on the model of Jesus’ words: ‘Love one another as i have loved you.’ That is the ‘virtuous circle’ of what Simone Weil has called ‘new, marvellous, intoxicating goodness.’ (David Ford)
To be continued on Sunday when Heston will be leading us in our worship and sharing his thoughts on the next bit of Luke’s Gospel. After church we will be having a shared lunch at Rosebank with Hyde Park Source. It is Environment Sunday so let’s enjoy and celebrate the beauty of God’s Creation and consider how we might better care for the whole of it.
This Sunday we will be continuing our look at Luke’s gospel and Heston will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 9:1-27. Heston will also be leading us in our worship and in the feast of life. I don’t think there will be 5000+ of us but everyone will be welcome!
In the evening we will be having a healing service led by Jenny at 6pm, again, all welcome.
This Sunday we are looking forward to a very special Sunday! We’re baptising Nye and Maeve AND it’s Pentecost! Jan will be sharing her thoughts on Luke 8:40 – 56 and Acts 2:1-13, Heston will be leading our worship. So come prepared for a splashing good time celebrating the God of all creation.
This Sunday is a very energetic Sunday! The Leeds Half Marathon is taking place and thousands of runners will be hitting the road in a big loop around north Leeds. You can see details of road closures on their website so that you can plan how to get to church on time! The race starts at 9:30am and church will be open from before 9am if you want to come down early and have a cuppa before the roads close.
Of course, you could leave the car at home and run to church! (Or walk or cycle!)
And if you can’t get to church because of the race why not go and watch and cheer Emily on who is running in the race for the second time to raise money for Rainbow Junktion. Go Emily, go!
We will be welcoming Simon Hall as preacher and he will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 8:22-39. Heston will be leading us in our worship and in sharing the feast of life. We also have a few birthdays to celebrate!
This Sunday is Earth Day, you can find out more on their website – see below – and the focus this year is to reduce our dependence on plastics and eliminate plastic waste.
At All Hallows we will also be looking at Luke 7:1-35 and Acts 4:5-12 and Peter Hemming will be sharing his thoughts on these passages. Heston will be leading us in our worship and in sharing in the feast of life.
With all this beautiful spring weather why not celebrate Earth Day by not using the car and walking or cycling to church, enjoying the beautiful surroundings … and … perhaps … picking up some of that plastic waste that you notice on your journey!
This Sunday is our APCM – our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, or as Heston has called it, our Annual Party for Church Members! It is an opportunity to look back at what happened in 2017, to read the reports, ask questions, celebrate what we have done, mourn over those things that have saddened us and a chance to look forward to the next year.
If you haven’t had a copy of the report then please email Heston or the churchwardens or there will be a few copies at Church on Sunday, have a read and a pray and a think, and on Sunday come armed with questions / comments / complaints / suggestions etc.
Heston will be leading us in our worship and in thinking about the reports. Our main reading for Sunday is Luke 24:36-53 – we are still on our journey through Luke’s Gospel.
Our Easter Sunday starts with a sunrise service at 6:15am followed by breakfast. All age worship follows at 10:30am when we will celebrate the Feast of Life together. After the service you are invited to join us for tea and coffee and a shared lunch. Everyone is welcome.
On Monday we are having a church walk together along the canal from Marsden to Slaithwaite (3 miles and almost completely flat!) Meet at Leeds train station to catch the 9.53am to Marsden – or at Marsden train station at 10.30am