Category Archives: Sunday

Sunday 26th September 2020

This Sunday, for our next service in Creationtide, it’s time to get creative! Join us on Sunday morning in church or via Facebook Live when we’ll be doing some craftivism in the run-up to COP26.

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Sunday 5th August 2021 – Creationtide

This Sunday is the first Sunday in the church’s season of Creation or Creationtide when we spend extra time thinking and reflecting on the glorious creation that we are part of and repenting of the damage that we are doing.

In the first of our Creationtide series of services Heston will be leading us in our worship and Paul Magnall will be sharing with us his thoughts on our relationship with the environment. If you would like a bit of homework to do before the service then please read Romans 8:14-39 and Luke 12:13-34 (and if you are really keen then read Genesis chapter 2 as well!)

Sunday 29th August 2021

This bank holiday Sunday Toby Parsons will be sharing his “preacher’s passion” and we’ll be thinking about disagreements (or maybe arguing about them!). As we try to follow the way of Jesus, how do we handle the times we disagree with each other? Is it something to avoid, or to embrace? And how does our faith ultimately unite us? We’ll hear readings from 1 Corinthians 1:10-31 and Matthew 12:15-25.

Do join us in person (please book here so that we can make sure our numbers are safe) or online on Facebook Live from about 10:20am with the service starting about 10:30am

Sunday 1 August – Pride Sunday

This coming Sunday at our 10:30am service we will be sharing in Leeds Pride Sunday 2021, celebrating the fact that God loves everyone but at the same time sharing the sadness and hurt that, as communities, we still don’t. Our service will be live in church (please book here so that we can maintain social distancing) and streamed on Facebook Live.

After the service there will hopefully be the opportunity to go as a group into Leeds City Centre to hand out stickers.

 Beautiful God
 who creates all that is,
 you shape your church into a thing of beauty:
 All your colours are here among us:
 passionate red flaming anger 
 vibrant orange dancing sunshine 
 deep golden yellow, rich and full 
 young, fresh and green 
 sad and blue, cool and distant 
 moody indigo, dark as the night 
 shy violet, quiet violet, forgotten violet. 
 God who puts colours into the rainbow,
 paint with us, weave with us, plant with us:
 many colours, many hues,
one rainbow church and world.

(a reminder of Pride Past- and glimpse of Pride Future!)

Below is a copy of the liturgy that we will be using for the month of August – Pride Season!

Sunday 20 June – Great Get Together weekend

This Sunday we will be celebrating The Great Get Together weekend – inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, who was killed on 16th June 2016.

Emily Carrigan is joining us to talk about Rainbow Junktion and our plans to ‘get back together’ as a community cafe again this summer. Heston and Emily will be having a conversation discussing the work of Rainbow Junktion, the struggles, storms, hopes and plans. Our readings will be from Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus calming the storm) and Mark 6:30-44 (Jesus feeding 5000).

The service will be live streamed on Facebook or you can attend in person if you book online. You can find the service sheet for the service here. We will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

“We have more in common than that which divides us.”

Jo Cox in her first speech in Parliament

Sunday 23 May 2021 – Mary of Magdala / Pentecost

On Sunday we will be looking at “Mary of Magdala” in the seventh and last of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read more about Mary of Magdala in the following passages: Matthew 27, 28Mark 15,16Luke 8, 24John 19, 20

Heston will be leading our service and Adriaan van Klinken will be sharing his thoughts on Mary. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am but we are also able to accommodate a limited number of worshippers in church – you will need to book here. We will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Sunday 9 May 2021 – Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly

On Sunday we will be looking at “Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly” in the fifth of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read Mary’s song which we call Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:46-55

Hayley Matthews will be leading our service sharing her thoughts on Mary and Elizabeth. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Sunday 2 May 2021 – Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

On Sunday we will be looking at “Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature” in the fourth of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read about the story of Ruth in Ruth, it is only four chapters long!

Heston will be leading our service and Richard Barton will be sharing his thoughts on Ruth. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

Sunday 25 April 2021 – Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance

On Sunday we will be looking at “Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance” in the third of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. “Who?” you might ask! Who on earth are Shiphrah and Puah? Well you can read all about them in Exodus 1:15-22 where you will discover that without their “effective nonviolent resistance” we wouldn’t have a Moses or an Exodus! Heston will be leading our service and Katherine-Alice will be sharing her thoughts on Shiphrah and Puah. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Shiphrah and Puah

Sunday 18 April 2021 – Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

On Sunday we will be looking at “Miriam – Prophetess and Sister” in the second of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. Heston will be leading our service and our thoughts on Miriam. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am

After the service it will be our APCM – or Annual Parochial Church Meeting – or as Heston describes it, our “Annual Party for Church Members”. It is a chance to celebrate all the amazing things that have happened over the last year, to mourn over those things that have saddened us, to reflect on our part in them and to look forward to the next year. You can read our annual report here. The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, if you would like to join us please email Heston or leave a comment on this post.

Miriam – Prophetess and Sister