Minister Rev Michael Gregory 02894463260 email:Michael.grego24@gmail.com

Autumn Grace

Dear Friends,

The Wonder of autumn: Embracing God’s Glory-Gift

Do you love the sound of your feet scuffling through the brittle crunch of autumn leaves as you walk in the woods crisp-cool and saturated with the fingerprint of God.  Beauty surrounds us and peace covers our souls. The Spirit moves and we wonder why it is easier to “feel” thankful when you breathe in deep the beauty of nature.

Our hearts fill with joy, as we appreciate the wonder of God, Creator King. As we grab hold with heart stretched wide, this glory-gift of this colour-blazoned season. It beckons us to look beyond the rush of the tasks for today, past the problems and questions that tempt us to the blight of ingratitude.

We experience more of God through what He has made.

 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”–Romans 1:20

We find ourselves with an unquenchable desire to enjoy the beauty-blessing of this season. Sunlight shimmers setting the leaves on fire with the glow of autumn. Do you love taking pictures, capturing little glimpses of seasonal colours and textures–rocks, bark, acorns, and trees the WOW! moments. The colours and textures, no two alike, fill our hearts with worship and should make us thankful for the wonder of autumn and the glory-gift of God.

What are you thankful for today?

 

 

 

 

 


 

Harvest service 14th October 11am and 7pm

Sunday Services October

7 Morning Worship Communion

    Ministry of Healing 6.30pm

14 Harvest Worship 11am Tom Robinson

        7pm Harvest Praise Rev Michael Gregory   

21 Morning Worship

28 Morning Worship

British summertime ends

Sunday Services November

 

4 Shoe Box Christmas Child, Communion

 6.30pm Healing Service

11 Remembrance Sunday

18  Home Mission Sunday

25 First Sunday in  Advent white Ribbon

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Sunday Services December

2 Morning Worship Communion

9 Morning Worship

      6.30pm Healing Service

16 Morning Worship

23 Morning Worship

     Carol Service 4pm

25 Christmas day 9am

31 Morning Worship

30 Morning Worship

31 New Year Eve Service 8pm

 

6 Jan Covenant Service, communion

 

Join us for coffee and Tea at 10.30am

             for worship at 11am

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Speaker: Tom Robinson Kids4schools 11am 14 October

Harvest Letter

Dear Friends,

As we approach harvest it can so easily pass us by because we live in a world the continually shuns God. Yet each year we are blessed with abundance. We have crops in season and food on our tables. Harvest is a reminder to us of God’s mercy and that we don’t get what we deserve.

We see this in the Genesis story how God punished a guilty world through the flood yet he showed mercy to Noah and as a promise of that mercy he gave the Rainbow as a sign in the heavens, but also God promised the seasons and Harvest. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” Gen 8v22

God continues to show his mercy to us through his son Jesus, God does not punish us and because of him we don’t get what we deserve. Jesus paid the price mercy and Love was revealed to us.

The question is, do we think deeply enough about what that means?  Does it make us more appreciative not only of the harvest but everything that we see which speaks of God’s mercy and Goodness, “In earth and sky, from ocean depths and spreading wood, ten thousand voices seem to cry: God is good”. Why not join with us this year recognising again how God has shown his mercy and love through all he has given.

Join with us in celebration to a great God; come with a full and thankful heart. This year our Harvest collections will go towards the work and mission of our church please find a Harvest envelope with this letter. We have many generous people in our Church who year by year support the work of our society and we give God thanks.

As we make our preparation we are again asking people to support the food Bank. Please see the lists on the next page. Items can be brought to the church between now and our harvest and they will be put on display. Also if you would like to donate flowers which then can be distributed to members of our congregation that would be appreciated? We have so much to be thankful for, it is so good to share.

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