Archive for May, 2020

5th May – Joint Bible Study

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Resurrection story from Matthew 28: 1-4

Dramatic reconstruction for the Jewish readers. Recalls the earthquake and we looked at other bible passages involving earthquakes:

Exodus 19: 16-19: This is Israel’s first encounter with the living God as a re-formed nation. It is the beginning of them receiving God’s laws.

Job 9:4-7: This is a conversation about God’s wisdom and justice which we as humans cannot always grasp. God can move mountains.

1 Samuel 14:15: After Jonathan leads a raiding party against the invading Philistines panic strikes the Philistine camp and the ground shakes. The army then melt away in all directions and there is victory.

1 Kings 19: 9-13: Conversely, here God is not in the earthquake but in the near silent murmur.

Suzanne asked:

What is the most dramatic thing you have ever witnessed?

When has nature/weather somehow matched what was going on your life?

Do any of these earthquake passages shed another light on what Jesus’ resurrection means?

When have you felt that you were in the presence or power of God/that God was doing something?

Did it feel entirely comfortable?

Read Matthew 28:16-20

Can doubt be a good thing? Have you ever worshipped through your doubts?

What one thing could you do that might encourage discipleship?

Sunday worship 3rd May

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Sermon by Rev Nockels on You Tube.

Book of Joshua, Deborah and murder by tent peg!

Saturday 2nd May – Coffee afternoon (at home)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

We met as a church group on Skype, each with our own drink and cake.

Darryl ran a tombola and we were able to discuss how we were managing with lockdown.

Tuesday 28th April – Bible Study by Skype

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Rev Nockels led a joint bible study on line with representatives from Tapton, Hillborough Tabernacle and The Salvation Army.

Bible Study Based on ‘This Risen Existence’ by Paula Gooder 

Read Mark 16:1-8

With the sudden ending in Mark and verses added in different versions of the bible Suzanne asked:

What is your favourite ending of a book, theatre show or film?

Do we prefer happy, sad or curious endings?

What parallels can you identify between Mark 1:9-12 and Mark 9:2-10 

Read Mark 15:38-39

When was the last time you were alarmed? 
When has fear or strangeness got in the way of you doing what you were meant to do?

Sunday worship 26th April

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Reflections by Suzanne Nockels on You Tube

Sunday worship – 12 April

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Reflection by Rev Nockels to be found on You Tube

March 24th – Crosspool Community Hub started

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

This was the first date that Tapton members had staffed the office at St Columba Church. then role is to answer the telephone, take details of people who wish to volunteer to be a ‘listening ear’, do shopping or ruin errands for the vulnerable in Crosspool. Tapton will staff  the office each Tuesday morning between 9am x noon

March 29th – Sermon by Rev Nockels on You tube

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Mar 25th – Bat & Chat cancelled due to Covid 19

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

March 22nd – Due to Covid19 sermon by Rev Suzanne Nockels on YouTube

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020