Sunday Worship

Sunday 10 November - Remembrance Sunday
10.30 am Holy Communion Revd Catherine Bowstead
 4.00 pm Craft @ 4 Mrs Claire Knight &
Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 17 November
10.30 am All Age Worship Revd Catherine Bowstead
 6.00 pm Evening Service Mrs Mary Elms
Sunday 24 November
10.30 am Morning Worship Mr Mike Bowstead
  No Evening Service  
Sunday 1 December - Advent
10.30 am Holy Communion Revd Catherine Bowstead
 6.00 pm Bible Study Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 8 December - Advent 2
10.30 am Morning Worship Revd Catherine Bowstead
 4.00 pm Craft @ 4 Mrs Claire Knight &
Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 15 December - Advent 3
10.30 am Nativity (All Age Worship) Revd Catherine Bowstead
 6.00 pm Evening Service Mr David Morgan
Sunday 22 December - Advent 4
10.30 am Morning Worship Dr Rosi MorganBarry
 6.00 pm Carol Service Revd Catherine Bowstead
Tuesday 24 December - Christmas Eve
11.30 pm Holy Communion Revd Catherine Bowstead
Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
10.30 am Christmas Family Worship Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 29 December
10.30 am Morning Worship Mr Mike Bowstead
  No Evening Service  
Sunday 5 January 2020
10.30 am Covenant Service (Holy Communion) Revd Catherine Bowstead
 6.00 pm Bible Study Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 12 January
10.30 am Morning Worship Revd Catherine Bowstead
 4.00 pm Craft @ 4 Mrs Claire Knight &
Revd Catherine Bowstead

Service Recordings

Sunday 3rd November - Morning Worship - Mrs Doreen Murgatroyd (fire alarm at end - last hymn missing)
Sunday 27th October - Morning Worship - Mr David Morgan
Sunday 20th October - All Age Worship - Dr Rosi MorganBarry
Sunday 13th October - Morning Worship - Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 6th October - Holy Communion - Revd Catherine Bowstead (first part of recording missing)
Sunday 29th September - Harvest Festival - Revd Catherine Bowstead
Sunday 22nd September - Morning Worship - Mrs Kim Tame
Sunday 15th September - Songs of Praise led by Malcolm Ray-Smith
Sunday 8th September - Circuit Evening Service - Revd Deborah Cornish
Sunday 8th September - Morning Worship - Mr Mike Bowstead

Other Recordings

Contact Concert - Tom Barker - 27th June 2019
 

Reflection for the Week 3rd November 2019

Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Some years ago I read a wonderful heart-warming book called 'All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten' by Robert Fulghum, a Unitarian minister, (1989, Villard Books, New York).  He subtitled it: 'Uncommon thoughts on common things' and it is a series of essays on faith, a personal statement of belief (as he says in his introduction) written with humour, a touch of cynicism, definite enthusiasm for life in all its richness.  The first essay carries the title of the book and sets out what he learned in his own kindergarten and has known – but often forgotten – as life went on and became more complicated.

“Wisdom” says Robert, “was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain but there in the sand-pile at Sunday School”. He goes to outline some of the things he learned:

“Share everything.  Play fair.  Don't hit people.  Put things back where you found them.  Clean up after yourself.  Say sorry when you hurt someone.  Flush.  Wash your hands.  Take a nap every afternoon.  Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.  When you go out, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together …”

If you go into a nursery school, you may find, along with the delightful drawings on the poster board on the wall: a list of 'School Rules', such as those once seen at Emmbrook nursery: LOOKING EYES; LISTENING EARS; INSIDE VOICES; WALKING FEET; HELPING HANDS.  Over the next few weeks we could perhaps consider these in adult detail, because as Robert Fulghum's book tells us: “Everything you need to know is there somewhere: the Golden Rule, love and basic sanitation, ecology and politics, equality and sane living.  And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, its best to hold hands and stick together”.

Jesus said: “Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18: 3).  Let's all go back to nursery and re-learn what we knew then.

Rosi MorganBarry