We will be continuing our Creation Series of The Rhythm of Life and the theme this week is SERVING. The angle for us will be ‘How can we better SERVE Leeds’ People of Colour as allies?’ Our readings will be from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Matthew 5:6
“Be like your father in heaven above who causes his sun to shine on evil and good and sends down his rain to quench all our thirst. In him we live and move and have our being.”
Based on Matthew 5:43+
This Sunday we will be continuing Creation Time with the next in our series “Rhythms of Life” and we will be looking at sharing. The Bible tells us how God has shared his creation with us, throughout the old Testament we see how God shares what is good with his people, all his people. Jesus told us that our Father in heaven causes the sun to shine and the rain to fall on all people: good, evil, black, white, brown, all people. And Jesus calls us to be like Him, to share all of creation with all people, to love our enemies and pray for those who hurt us, to give to those who ask and not to turn them away.
In our Sunday worship at 10:30am a few of us will be gathered at a safe distance from each other in the church building. We invite you all to share in the live streamed service via Facebook Live. The emergency rules have stopped us all from singing together in one space but there is no reason why we can’t sing God’s praises in our own homes! In our service our musicians will be leading us in our singing so do please join in! It doesn’t matter if you sing in tune or not, whether you can keep the beat or not, just open your mouths and sing God’s praise! (If you need a copy of the words then please contact us)
After the service we will have the opportunity to have a Zoom meeting in our virtual cafe so bring along your real tea and coffee! The link will be shared in the comments on Facebook Live.
We will also be celebrating Racial Justice Sunday.
We’re reaching the end of our journey through the book of Acts. This Sunday at 10:30am on Facebook Live we will journey with Paul from Malta to Rome, the centre of the known world at the time of Acts. We’ll hear how Paul spent two years welcoming all who came to him and sharing the gospel with them. And we’ll think about how we’re called to continue that story today.
Unfortunately we can’t all gather together and celebrate our glorious diversity so we will be celebrating online – diverse and dispersed!
Do join us for our 10:30am service on Facebook Live as Katherine-Alice Grasham will be sharing her thoughts on the story of Peter’s dream and it’s consequences in Acts 10-15. Heston and Lydia will be leading us in our worship and there will be an opportunity after the service to meet together via Zoom.
Do join us this Sunday on Facebook Live at 10:30am as we continue our virtual travels through the book of Acts, travelling with St Paul on the Damascus Road and then heading into the desert – in the footsteps of Jesus and Moses and Elijah and saints of all faiths and times.
The desert is an extreme place – of survival and life and death. A place for thinking of our dear Clare 💔❤
The desert is a silent place, a place for shutting out all the non-stop words and images and noise and busy-ness we’re bombarded with in daily life.
The desert has therefore always been a place for finding God. or more accurately, a place where we can be more easily “found by God”.
Heston and Lydia will be leading us in our worship and there will be an opportunity after the service to meet together for tea, coffee or other beverages via Zoom!
We are about to start our virtual travels around the Mediterranean Sea with the apostles as we continue to explore the exciting book of Acts but this week we are still in Jerusalem seeing how the early church served and supported each other. Graeme Hay will be leading us in his thoughts based around Acts 6:1-7 and Romans 12:1-2 and 4-13. Heston and Lydia will be leading us in our worship which will start on Facebook Live at 10:30am.
You are also welcome to join us for “Virtual Cafe” via Zoom afterwards – details for Zoom will be available via Facebook Live during the service.
On Sunday we will be exploring one of the most exhilarating bits of the Bible – Acts 2 and the arrival of the Holy Spirit – God’s presence and generosity thrown open to all the world. Alan, Beth, Laura and Nicola will be reminding us that God’s presence often looks like… US!
Do join us on Facebook Live at 10:30am on Sunday morning for our service which will be led by Heston and Lydia (or catch up later if you wish) and you are also welcome to join us for “Virtual Cafe” via Zoom afterwards – details for Zoom will be available via Facebook Live during the service.
We have finished our “Tricky Texts” series but still find ourselves in lockdown though it is easing a bit. This Sunday is the first day that church congregations are allowed to worship again in their buildings but with limitiations. We will not be having a service in the church building and in our Facebook Live service at 10:30am we will explain why.
We will also be starting a new series as we work our way through the book of Acts and the ongoing story of faith as “God’s Love Meets the World”. It will be a great opportunity for us to explore some of the creative tension between ‘Church = Building’ and ‘Church = People’. If you want to prepare for the service then do read Luke 24 and Acts 1 beforehand.
So do join us on Facebook Live at 10:30am as Heston and Lydia lead us in our worship and for “virtual cafe” after the service via Zoom.
The service on Sunday will be a new All Age accessible format; lots of lively contributions, activity and singing included. We are also giving our own dear Heston and Lydia a very well earned Sunday of rest so look out for a new presenter!
Please be prepared and bring a large piece of paper or a party hat and have party nibbles and drink on hand. We will not have a formal communion but will end with our own party food in celebration. Zoom coffee will follow at 11.30 as normal.
I attach your invitation which is also the program and words for Sunday. So for EVERYONE come and join our celebration: FaceBook LIVE, Sunday 28th June 10.30am.
From Kids’ Church, Andrea, Hannah, Penny, Ruth and Graeme