Archive for November, 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

12 of us met with Zadie Orr to talk about Matthew 25 v 31 The sheep and the goats.
A very interesting passage – not as simple as at first thought – we have to seriously consider if we would be with the goats or the sheep when Jesus comes again – have we fed Him, given Him a drink when he asks, do we invite Him as a stranger into our homes, did we visit in prison ? If you have done any of these thing to anyone then you have done it to Him. We are now in the sseason of advent – looking forward to celebrating the birth of Christ and hoping for His second coming -BUT are we prepared for that ?? It may well be that we are frightened or apprehensive to do some ot the things He mentions, perhaps we could form a group, or join an association who voluntarily do these things – otherwise we may finish up with the goats.

Sunday 26th November 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Leader: Suzanne Nockels
Today was our Gift Sunday
we brought gifts of toiletries etc., for the Good News Family Care at Buxton. We heard about its formation and how they help some of the homeless, abused, and needy people of the area.
If we are given a coupon to get something free from a shop are we suspicious? Do we ask why ? is it a gift ? – are we suspicious of anyone offering us something that is free ?
Grace is given freely – but do we accept it?
Today we give freely and with grace our gifts to this caring home for the needy in Buxton.
Reading : Ephesians 2 1-9
Paul is accusing the people of being spiritually dead. The diagnosis is that Sin is the start of a lot of problems – we need to be cured.God’s mercy is free for all.  If we accept his gift it will give us life in full.
v.5 in the reading says ” “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…”

Sunday 19th November 2017

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Leader: Jonathon Youden
Readings : Genesis 45 1-15
Mark 7 24 -35
In Mark’s reading we wonder why was Jesus so rude to the Gentile woman who asked for his help. Was it perhaps because he had wanted his visit to that house to not be announced ? Was it that she was a Gentile?
He called her a dog.  But Jesus was surprised by her answer. Perhaps he had just been testing her. The thing which impressed Him was she had faith in Him. It was that faith which cured her daughter.
Some people are accused of only going to church when they want something — there are some church people who talk of someone as “not being one of us”
All need achievable objectives but these must not be the only aims
It doesnt matter who a person is they all need to hear the gospel – to be told about Jesus.
What benefits can we offer those who we say are “not one of us”?
WE HAVE A GOSPEL TO PROCLAIM

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Bible Study
Leader : Jean Bradley
Meaningless words ?????
We talked about all the meaningless words that are spoken every day – i.e Have a nice day etc. etc. and we then discussed how many times the words of the Lords Prayer are just meaningless to people who recite them parrot fashion and don’t even bother to think what they are saying – we especially looked at “God’s will be done” and “Forgive us our Trespasses” and what these mean to us.

Saturday 18th November 2017

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Why not come to Tapton between 2 and 4 p.m and have a chat and cuppa with friends ?

Sunday 12th November 2017

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

REMEMBRANCE DAY
Leader: Suzanne Nockels
We were shown some aritfacts from WW1
war
army compass,cigarette lighter, cap badge. some trench art, Princess Mary tin & brooch
and from WW2
Penkife. incendiary bomb and serviceman’s bible
Mementos – but we do not need such things to remnid us of the two wars – we will not forget them.
Does God remember ?
He gave us the ranibow to remember Noah and the great flood. Psalm 56 says “You store my tears in a bottle”
So God remembers us when we have troubles
We have the Bible with His words to guide us through the good times and the bad.
When we break bread at communion we are remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross on our behalf.w
Names of those from Tapton who had served in the war were then read out and we remembered them and the sacrifice they had made as we stood in silence.

Reading for today : Deut. 8 11-
“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord”
Not only is it important to remember those in the forces we must also remember the thousands of others, many who also lost their lives as ARP wardens, Home Guard, WRVS,
munitions workers, farmers, fishermen, miners etc., all who worked day and night to support this country – do not forget them.
History cannot be forgotten – but some things in it need to be forgiven.
We must trust in God and look forward to the future.

Friday 10th November 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

We had a very interesting talk by Dan Eaton about the role that Lydgate Lane School played as a hospital and the work done at Wesley hall, Crookes did BUT we also heard about the young men who went to fight for our country, some of who did not return most only 18 or 19 one of 16, and as we looked at their photographs and heard their names read out – WE REMEMBERED THEM

5th November 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Sunday Service
Leader : Suzanne Nockels

1st November 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Bible Study
Leader: Darryl Lomas