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Education Sunday

On 5 February, Churches Together in England marks Education Sunday, a “national day of prayer and celebration for everyone involved in the world of education”.  As part of this, our service at Greenfield that Sunday will be somewhat different.

We’ve written to six local schools inviting their teaching staff to come to our service.  This will then be a chance to show our support as a church for these people who do such an incredible, difficult and pressurised job.  Over the last year or so we’ve had good contacts with the children from the local infant school which has been an immense pleasure and privilege.  But we want to show that we care about the teachers as well as the children.  Hence this service.

So please come along to the service, at the usual time on Sunday 5 February.  Please pray for the service, that teachers will want to come, that it will be a valuable way of showing our support as a church and God’s love for them, and that I won’t get tongue-tied talking to a church full (hopefully!) of teachers.  And, if you can, try and bring a memory of your favourite teach – what made him or her so special, how did they inspire you?

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This Sunday – 2 August

First of all, welcome to the new blog!  Hope you like it and the new look (for which I can take no credit!)

This Sunday will be a little different from most.  As it’s our Communion service, we’re going to be thinking about Communion itself: why it’s important, what’s so special about it.  As I’ve said during the last two Sundays, it’d be great if you could come having thought aboust some of these things for yourself: not just the “right” answers, but what you think.  The text for this will be the passage which includes the words of institution we say during every Communion service: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

Also, don’t be shocked if the church is set out slightly differently!

Secondly, we’re going to be thinking about Back To Church Sunday.  I did talk about this at the Church Meeting last week, but I know a lot of you couldn’t be there; plus, the technology let us down!  Hopefully that’ll all be up and running for Sunday (you don’t escape that easily!), so we should be able to watch a short DVD and have a think about what this important Sunday is all about.  I’ll hopefully put up some more information on thios blog as well – so eyes peeled!

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