Back to church Sunday

Holiday time…

As I mentioned on Sunday, the Smith family is making it’s great adventure down south for a week and a bit on Saturday.  We’ll miss you while we’re away and hope you enjoy what Ralph and Bob Cartledge have to say over the next two Sundays.

While we’re away, though, please please don’t forget Back to Church Sunday!  Please remember to think and pray about who you’re going to invite on September 27 and then bring back your pledge cards so we get an idea of how many visitors we’re going to have.

And please be praying for the day itself.  There’s a lot to plan and not a lot of timne to do it in.  Be thinking and praying about what we do as a church: are we as welcoming as we’d like to be?  What do we do in our services that will help people feel welcome and encounter God?  What might we need to change or do differently?

I’m open to any ideas: drop a note through my door, send me an e-mail, leave a comment on this blog (and remember you can respond to any of the posts on this blog) or bend my ear when we get back.  I can’t promise we’ll do everything, but I hope together we can make those who are coming to church on that day to feel welcome and comfortable – welcome and comfortable enough to join us again and again.

And we’ll see you when we get back!

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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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