Our new series starts tonight. Throughout this term we will be studying some of the most famous stories in the Bible, stories which have shaped our culture, and still have the power reshape our understand of ourselves and our world. We are haunted by Genesis – the Promised land, Forbidden fruit, The Garden of eden, ashes to ashes, my brother’s keeper, be fruitful and multiply, breath of life, fire and brimstone – words and ideas that have this deep resonance, and all all have there origin here.
Join us on Sundays at 7pm
Summer starts here at Church on the Corner. We’re choosing to take things a little more slowly, to enjoy the simple things. And we will be reflecting together on the lovely epistle to the Philippians.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday,
which is of course the start of Lent. As we said on Sunday, Lent is intended not to be a time of hardship, but instead an invitation to follow Jesus into the wilderness and find restoration for the soul. “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength”
If you weren’t with us, or would like a recap, you can find the notes on the sermons page
Ash Wednesday Service.
We will be holding a service of signing with Ashes and Communion at 7.45pm at St Andrews
Daily Prayer during Lent. This is the order of Morning prayer
that we will be praying together in the Parish during Lent. You would be welcome to use this each day or whenever you can as a structure for your prayers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book. In a time of division and conflict on all sorts of levels in our society this is a wise suggestion for Lent reading by ++Justin.
Reconciliation by Muthuraj Swamy
is a rich series of reflections on that central theme of the Bible and how it can be worked out on a personal, communal and global stage. It is broken into 40 short daily readings – one for each day of Lent. Highly recommended.
Prayer before Church. As Helen said on Sunday, some of us will be gathering in the chapel each Sunday evening before church at 6.15 to pray for church, parish and community, and for ourselves each week. Do join us if you can.
We have some amazing event lined up for the festive season, from the big event of our beautiful Carol service, our Christmas meal, Carol singing at our local care home, Beer and Carols at our local pub and our creative advent project which will be revealed each day through advent. Further details below.
Sunday December 2nd – 4pm Decorating the church, mince pies and delivering Carol service invitations.
Sunday 9th –
3.45pm – Muriel Street Care home Carol Singing
7pm – Church followed by Beer and Carols at 8.30pm [Facebook invitation]
Saturday 15th – Christmas Meal (Email Helen to sign up)
Sunday 16th 7pm – Carols by Candlelight [Facebook invitation]