Sunday 28th April 2019

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

April 29th, 2019

Leader : Suzanne Nockels

Friday 19th April 2019

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

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

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

April 18th, 2019

Rev Suzanne Nockels led Eastertime worship at Kings Court

Palm Sunday Service April 14th 2019

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

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

Bible Study – Wednesday 3rd April 2019

April 3rd, 2019

Led by Keith Bradley

Theme: Gardens

We considered the Garden of Eden ( Genesis 2:8), Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46), Garden of Golgotha (John 19:41) and Garden of God (Revelation 22:1-2).

The Garden of sin, Garden of suffering, Garden of Victory and Garden of God.

Against a background of the great cedars – living to a great old age, a large cactus – self sufficient in times of drought and an apparently dead  ‘resurrection’ plant, a plant that can survive extreme dehydration, even over months or years,  which reflects our personal faith?

Water revived the resurrection plant almost immediately so in our Christian life what revives our faith in times of doubt?

 

Mothering Sunday 31st Mzrch 2019

April 1st, 2019

There were many more people than expected to our afternoon tea (with scones, cream and jam and buns)   and it was lovely to meet them all.   Suzanne told the story of Hannah who waited so long to have a baby and when her son, Moses, was born she took him to the temple to stay with Eli.   We then talked of our memories   of various ages and compare  d these to today  which was a very interesting discussion.  What a  lovely way to celebrate Mothers Day.                                                                              Many thanks to those who worked so hard to prepare and serve this meal   not forgetting the washers up of course.