Archive for March, 2019

Sunday 17th March 2019

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Leader : Rev. Suzanne Nockels      Do you ever wonder who invented things  we take for granted – i..e. buttons, button holes, paper clips,  hangers etc.?    The word hang goes not only refer to clothes  in Matthew 22 v 40 we read “All the law and prophets hang on these two commandments”

The two commandments being  Love the Lord with all your mind, all your soul and with all your mind.  and the second   Love your neighbour as yourself.  i.e Basic relationships.  But in life relationships are not always easy  there are tumbling blocks  – staring with Adam and Eve  who each blamed each other and God after they were tempted in the garden.  so the first obstacle is “blame”  The second obstacle to many relationship  is is money.  tarting in Genesis 13 we read  Lot and Abram had many flocks and herds  and tent  and their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together and quarelling arose between them  and they parted.      We all want peace in our lives        don’t let blame or money come between you and God or you and your family or neighbours  – don’t try to pay games with God  he knows everything – just try to Love the Lord your God with all your mind, all your sou and with all your mind and He will help you to be at peace with everyone around you.

 

 

Saturday 16th March 2019

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Whatever the weather you can be assured of a warm  welcome at Tapton for a cuppa and chat this afternoon at 2.00

Sunday 10th March 2019

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Leader : Darryl Lomas    Readings   Mark 5  1-11    11 – 20   “Jesus Heals the man with evil spirits”  Do we like “different”?   We have different things st Tapton  Lego church, afternoon tea church, Greek church, new front doors, and we think they are all good  – different doesnt bother us.           In the first section of the reading  Jesus and his disciples put their boat ashore where there is  a cemetery  – a mad man lives there and also many pigs  –  not a pleasant place – certainly different for Jesus and his disciples.  The man was so strong he had broken all shackles put on him and ran round naked  but when he saw Jesus he ran to him and asked him to rid him of his devils  –  Jesus heard his plea and cast the devils into a herd of 2,000 pigs who then ran off the cliff into the sea and perished.  A very different day for the sick man, and the man who looked after the pigs.           When the pigs ran off the cliff the swineherd and those around were amazed and soon news spread to the nearby villages and people came to see for themselves  –  a different day for them  –  when they saw the wild man was calm and sitting there dressed and talking and heard about the pigs  they did not rush back to tell friends of the miracle,   they were afraid  and asked Jesus to leave.    We are all like that man,  we all have devils inside us and we need to call on Jesus for his help. Not to ask him to leave He will help us and tell us what to do.     He wants us sto tell ell others what he can do