‘For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.’ 1 Corinthians 1.18.
On Sunday mornings in church we are being reminded of the centrality of the spoken message of the cross. It should be the heartbeat of every local church. The ancient Corinthian church had forgotten to prioritise the gospel and instead had become fixated on worldly wisdom and spiritual gifts. Paul encourages them to find true spiritual wisdom in the good news of the cross of Christ, which is God’s power to save. I believe it is useful at this time for us to reflect individually and corporately as a church on the cross and on all that Jesus has done for us.
As we wait for news of restrictions being lifted for churches we continue with online ministries. I have listed the main ones for this week below. I hope you will be able to join us as we continue to prioritise God’s Word during lockdown.
Women’s Fellowship Meeting
There is a Women’s Fellowship meeting this evening at 8pm on Zoom. Just click the link below as 8pm approaches:
Meeting ID: 881 1123 8738
WhatsApp Prayer Time
The Church Prayer Meeting would normally run on past 8pm so to avoid clashing with the Women’s Fellowship Meeting tonight we will meet for prayer on WhatsApp from 7.15pm. All welcome. Contact Bill to join in.
SAMS Friday Night Live
To join SAMS Ireland Friday Night Live go to their Facebook page this coming Friday for 7.30pm.
Facebook/samsireland1 (Search Facebook : @samsireland1)
Sunday Morning on YouTube
Our main church service is available on YouTube from 10.30am every Sunday. We are reading through Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and this week God will be speaking to us from 1 Corinthians 3.1-9.
Sunday School is also producing a little video for children each week. You will find it on the same YouTube channel or on the Sunday School Facebook Page.
Sunday Evening on Zoom
Each Sunday evening from 6.30pm we meet for prayer, praise, fellowship and Bible teaching. This week we are thinking about how Christian children’s stories (like The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe) can be helpful for Christian adults in times of suffering. Just click the following link on Sunday evening just before 6.30pm
Meeting ID: 838 1006 3614
Also on Sunday evenings, pathfinders is meeting on Zoom and any teenagers would be made extremely welcome from 8pm. Details from Helen, Peter or Saran.
In addition to the above I would love to arrange a Christianity Explored course on Zoom. If you would be interested in this or in meeting online with me to read through a Bible book, say a NT letter, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you intend to become a registered vestry member please contact me for the appropriate form. You need to be over 18, a regular subscriber to church funds and return the form by Monday 15 February.
Please keep well and stay safe.