Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ The other guests began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’ Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’ (Luke 7:48-50)
There has been a focus on faith in Luke for the last couple of weeks. This Sunday’s passage looks at the great benefit of faith: it is what saves us. If we know who Jesus is - by his words and his actions - and we believe it, we are saved though that faith.
You would be very welcome at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at the faith that saves us.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will also be streamed. This will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via YouTube or Facebook, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
Our children’s church continues this Sunday morning in the Undercroft (underneath the main building). Children are welcome from 10:20, and will join us in the main part of the building at the end of the service.
As in previous years, we’d like to be able to give plants out to the recently bereaved and housebound. Any donations of pot plants, and volunteers to help deliver, would be greatly appreciated.
Next Sunday is our Harvest service. As usual, we will be collecting donations for Broxbourne Foodbank. Details of the items they currently need are available on their website.
Our Harvest Lunch is on Saturday 30th September at 12:30pm, in St Andrew. Tickets are £12 and space is limited. sPlease signup using the sheet at the back of St Andrew.
Work in Northaw churchyard
You may have seen the notice on the cedar tree on the north side of the churchyard indicating its removal during October. The tree has unfortunately become rotten at the base and needs to be removed before it falls down.
We have a service of confirmation on Sunday 8th October at 10:30 in St Andrew. It would be great to have as many as possible to support our candidates as they declare their faith.
We’re currently using self-signup for the various rotas: blank rotas will be pinned up at the back of St Andrew. If you are one of our regular welcomers, readers, pray-ers, communion assistants, or refreshment helpers, please do sign up where you are able to.
If don’t already help, and this would be something you would like to do, please talk to Chris.
The parish is applying for a faculty to provide long-term, but temporary support to the West Window at St Thomas, Northaw. This will result in the installation of internal scaffolding, and the boarding over of the West Window. The public notice and full details are available on the website.
Wednesday Morning prayer
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.