This coming Sunday at 10:30am the Rev David Randolph Horn will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 5:1-16 and Heston will be leading us in the Feast of Life. After the service we will be having a shared lunch so do come and join us and bring some food to share if you are able.
“Peter’s Catch of Fish” by Eric de Saussure, 1968.
In Sunday’s worship we will observe Homeless Sunday, and welcome Nigel Greenwood to preach. This is very timely, with the scarily increasing numbers of people sleeping rough in this cold wet winter.
It is also very appropriate that this week we have been offering a ‘home’ to 9 wonderful, destitute WYDAN guests.
We are taking a brief break from the Gospel of Luke and our readings are James 2:14-26 and Matthew 25:31-40.
And we also need to talk about the roof over our heads! For 15 minutes after worship, we will discuss all the amazing things that happen under All Hallows’ roof, and what progress we’re making to ensure we don’t become a ‘homeless’ church. The picture is both hopeful and challenging.
Do come and join us for 10:30am on Sunday morning!
This week we are very excited to have Jon Dorsett sharing his thoughts on Luke 4:1-30 and Heston will be leading us in celebrating the Feast of Life.
This Sunday is the second Sunday after Epiphany and Heston will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 3:21-38
This Sunday is the First Sunday after the Epiphany – Epiphany falls on 6th January and traditionally is the day when we celebrate the visit of the Wise Men to see Jesus (and we usually take down our Christmas decorations!) On the First Sunday after Epiphany we think about John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. As we are working our way through the Gospel of Luke we will be reading Luke 3:1-20 at our morning service at 10:30am and Heston will be sharing his thoughts.
After the service, as it is the first Sunday of the month, we will be having a bring and share lunch together – do join us!
This Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent and is also known as Gaudete Sunday or Rose Sunday – you can read more on Wikipedia or by using Google. Gaudete is the Latin word for Rejoice, and that is exactly what we aim to do this Sunday as our children perform a nativity play that has been written by Rosa, one of the Kid’s Church.
This Sunday is the second Sunday in Advent, traditionally a time to think and reflect on prophets and their message that we need to change our ways as God’s Kingdom of Justice and Peace is near. Lois will be leading us in our worship, the Rev Hayley Matthews will be leading us in our celebration of the feast of life and Heston will be sharing his thoughts.
The readings for this Sunday are Psalm 23 and Matthew 11:28-30.
The weather forecast doesn’t look too good but we will have the heating on and there will be hot drinks and a warm welcome for everyone.
“Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning for deliverance from the evils of the world, first expressed by Israelite slaves in Egypt as they cried out from their bitter oppression. It is the cry of those who have experienced the tyranny of injustice in a world under the curse of sin, and yet who have hope of deliverance by a God who has heard the cries of oppressed slaves and brought deliverance!” (from The Christian Resource Institute website)
On Sunday morning we welcomed Ntambwe Nkombe, released from internment by the Home Office after a failed attempt to deport him back to the Congo where he would probably have been killed due to his opposition to the government of that country. It was fantastic to see his smiling face and to celebrate the hope that justice might prevail in his situation. He has a long way to go still before he is safe, he has restrictions on his movement, he has to report regularly to a police station and he still has to convince the High Court that he should be allowed to stay here.
Despite these issues, Ntambwe was able to celebrate his release and he sang a song of praise which we were able to join in the chorus.
If you wish to know more and / or wish to show your support for Ntambwe please visit the campaign page on change.org
This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent and we start our journey towards the amazing mystery of Christmas. Heston is going in search of soul food and there will also be a shared lunch after the service. So come hungry, and come with something to share if you can!
This Sunday’s service will be at 10:30am as usual and we will be welcoming the Rev Dr Matt Ward who will be continuing o ur series on the book of Romans with his thoughts on Romans 12:9-21. Matt is Lead Chaplain at Leeds University.