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Christian Aid Walk – Monday 6th May

Monday, May 6th, 2019

As in previous years a number of folk from Tapton took part with over 100 walkers in the Christian Aid May Day Treks.  Meeting people from Lincoln and Ripon as they walked.  Sally Bradley was sponsored by members from the church and raised over £150.

Tapton also provided the official front and back walkers on the 6 and 12 mile walks.


Sunday 5th May 2019

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Leader : Suzanne Nockels      How strong is your faith ?    Do you sometimes wonder if something you have been told is true ?  The women who went to Jesus’ tomb could not believe what they were seeing, they ran to tell their friends that the tomb was empty and Jesus had risen  but when they got there they were not believed  and Peter had to go to he tomb to prove it to himself.

Reading :  John 21  v 24  Thomas did not believe that Jesus had visited his friends and needed proof for himself.  When Jesus showed him His hands he said “My Lord  my God”  he knew beyond doubt,  Do we doubt ourselves, our belief,   Easter is not just one day   it was a testing ground for a lot of people and it is a testing ground now for us  DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN THE EASTER STORY?

Sunday 28th April 2019

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Leader : Fiona Ball (from Crookes)

Psalm 46  God is our Refuge and Strength a very present help in trouble.

Ecclesiastes 4  9  Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour

Relationships  with God – He said “Lo I will always be with you” and as we go through life we know that He has kept His word     we all suffer rejection, failure,  happy times,  blessings  – good times and bad but He is constant whatever happens He is with us.  Sometimes it is not easy to remember this and we find our true friends when we are in trouble.

We were then each  given a small stone – sharing – if we share and love one another then He will be with us –  we are not perfect but we do our best.

Fiona sang and accompanied herself on the guitar “Jesus you are my friend”

Easter Sunday

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Leader : Suzanne Nockels

Friday 19th April 2019

Friday, April 19th, 2019

A good crowd of people walked behind the Cross on a GOOD FRIDAY PILGRIMAGE WALK  from St Lukes  Lodge Moor to Lodge moor shops,  St.Francis,  Crosspool shops  ending at Tapton for a short service led by Rev.Suzanne Nockels.   a meal was provided for the pilgrims following the service,

Maundy Thursday Meal and Service – 18 April 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Led by Rev Suzanne Nockels

We enjoyed a splendid ‘Last Supper’ meal then took the parts of the disciples partaking in this last meal with Jesus and reflecting on their experience with him.

Darkness approaches with the coming crucifixion and that darkness has the power to overwhelm and suffocate the good.  As with the disciples we all have fears and and shadows around us and within our lives.  Jesus walks towards those fears and shadows to set us free because of his love for us.

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Bible study was cancelled in order that members of the church could attend Sheffield Millennium Gallery to hear from Rev Suzanne Nockels about ‘The Last Supper’ painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.

An informative evening in which members of the church reconstructed the painting taking on the roles of the various disciples.

Monday 15th April – Kings Court

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Rev Suzanne Nockels led Eastertime worship at Kings Court

Palm Sunday Service April 14th 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Compiled by John Silverton

Address by Rev Suzanne Nockels

Readings:  Luke 19: 28-40,  Isaiah 50:4-7. Philippians 2: 5-11

Those who were able started outside the church waving their palm crosses before entering the church the hymn ‘All Glory Laud and Honour’.

John reading from Lamentations outlined the: ‘Prophet Mourns for the Sins of the People’, Christ recalls us to God by His Passion’ and The Church Repents and Turns Again to God’.

Suzanne gave the address before members of the congregation played out ‘The Passion of our Lord’ according to Luke.

Sunday 7th April 2019

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Leader : Trevor Orr from Michael Church Lowedges

Jeremiah       was a messenger from God – once God has chosen someone to work for Him there is no going back – Jeremiah did not want to be a prophet but God choe him and gave him all the information and help he needed.   Is God calling us to do something we do not want to do ?    The resouarces that God needs for His kingdom are here already – if He clls us He will show us what we need.   This world needs more people like Jeremiah  we must let the Holy Spirit guide our lives.                                    Corinthians  13          There are three things, faith, hope and love but the greatest of these is love.

The service concluded with Holy Communion