unsplash-logoSean Foster

“‘Well said, teacher,’ the man replied. ‘You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.’

“When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.” (Mark 12:32-34, NIV)

We ask questions in order to get answers, and so we sometimes feel that the answers are the most important thing. In the reading for Sunday morning (Mark 12:13-34), Jesus is asked lots of questions, but most of them are traps. Only one seems to be genuine. Sometimes it’s the questions we ask that are most important: Who is Jesus? Why did he come? What does it mean to follow him? How far am I from the kingdom of God?

I hope you’ll join us online at 10:30am for our Sunday morning service, as we look at some questions, and some answers.

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unsplash-logoNathan Dumlao

Wednesday Prayer @ 10am

This Wednesday, at 10am, we'll meet via Zoom for a short time to pray together.  We'll take the first few Wednesdays as they come, and see what pattern works for us.  I'd love for you to join us via Zoom, please email me for details of how to join.

We'll be no more than 20 minutes, which will give enough time to make a hot drink before joining the Virtual Coffee Shop.

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unsplash-logoJerusha van Vliet

“Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: ‘A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.’” (Mark 12:1, NIV)

Last Sunday the reading was about Jesus used a figtree to help us think about what it looks like to follow him. This week, we’re looking at a parable about an ideal vineyard, and ungrateful tenants. The story Jesus tells has a warning and a great promise for us.  I hope you’ll join us online at 10:30am for our Sunday morning service, as we hear both warning and promise together.

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unsplash-logoNathan Dumlao

New: Wednesday Prayer @ 10am

This Wednesday, at 10am, we'll meet via Zoom for a short time to pray together.  We'll take the first few Wednesdays as they come, and see what pattern works for us.  I'd love for you to join us via Zoom, please email me for details of how to join.

We'll be no more than 20 minutes, which will give enough time to make a hot drink before joining the Virtual Coffee Shop.

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unsplash-logoMichal Hlaváč

“The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.  Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.” (Mark 11:12-13, NIV)

We're going to be spending the next few weeks in Mark's Gospel, finishing the journey we started back in June 2018.  We're starting with a fig tree, without figs, when it wasn't the season for figs.  Why has Mark recorded this for us?  Why is it important?  I hope you'll join us online at 10:30am for our Sunday morning service.

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