This Sunday Heston will be leading us in thinking about Luke 13:1-21.
This Sunday we will be continuing our journey through Luke as Bob Shaw shares his thoughts on Luke 12:35-49 at our 10:30am meeting. We are having a swap round of vicars this week so Rev Tom Lusty from St Chad’s will be joining us.
On Sunday morning at 10:30am we will be continuing in our look at the Gospel of Luke and Toby Parsons will be sharing his thoughts on Luke 12:1-34
Don’t forget that the Leeds 10k Run For All is taking place and parts of the city centre and Kirkstall Road will be closed to traffic.
Many of our fellowship are on a camping weekend in the Dales this weekend – shame about the weather! Because of this we have arranged to meet with our friends down the road at Hyde Park Methodist Church in the morning at 10:30am.
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.