“a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few pence. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.” (Mark 12:42-43, NIV)
What difference can two small coins really make? It turns out that these two small coins are worth more that all that the rich people had put in. That seems completely upside down. In God’s kingdom, however, that’s often the case.
I hope you’ll join us online at 10:30am for our Sunday morning service, as we look a bit more at the difference a couple of coins can make.
This Sunday we will be livestreaming the service from St Andrew. This Sunday’s service will start at 10:30am, and can be accessed directly, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page.
Because the service is now live, the audio from the 10:30 service will be available (01707 927907) later in the afternoon, once it has been processed. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
Church Family Fellowship
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
We have started a short meeting to pray together each Wednesday morning at 10am. We’re still exploring how it works, but at the moment we meet for about 20 minutes, so that there’s plenty of time to make a drink before the Virtual Coffee Shop.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
On Wednesday evening at 7:30pm, I’ll be thinking a little bit more about the Bible passage read on Sunday morning. I’d love for you to join me for no longer than 60 minutes as we look at little bit more at God’s Word together. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97466572556.
Praying during the week
The Archbishops have invited us to join together as a nation to pray together at 6pm during February. Please can I encourage you, when possible, to join us each evening to spend a few minutes praying. Our weekly email will reflect the change in time, as well including prayers for our nation. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christianity Explored is an informal and relaxed seven-week course. It’s for anyone who wants to think about the meaning of life, and it's completely free.
This year, the course will be being run via Zoom, and everyone is very welcome to join. As in previous years, we are joining up with Christ Church, Little Heath to make this course available. More information is available on their website, and you can sign up either directly online, or by emailing me (email@example.com).
I’m sorry not to have mentioned this last week. You are always welcome to leave foodbank donations at the vicarage, or to be in contact to arrange delivery or collection.
World Day of Prayer
Thanks to those who have volunteered to help with the World Day of Prayer service. The service will be live-streamed but, assuming no change to government guidance, each church can send five representatives to be part of a small, socially-distanced congregation. If you are interested in attending as one of these representatives, please contact Anna Kilgour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please do remember Sally, Camilla and James in your prayers, following the Gordon’s death earlier this week.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.