Small groups – Lent

February 19, 2018

During Lent this year, our Thursday evening small group, which meets at the Vicarage, is following a Lent course from 40acts.

40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship. For seven years, 40acts has asked a question: what if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical generosity as well as spiritual discipline?

Over the years, 40acts has become a movement of over 100,000 people on a mission to impact their communities with generosity – during Lent and beyond.

Find out more at 40acts.org.uk

You can find the study guide here – join us for the discussion at the Vicarage on Thursdays at 7:30pm 🙂

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Thursday small group – Obadiah

February 19, 2018

If you missed last week’s small group meeting on Thursday, the material is now online here … but there’s still time to join in, since the group will continue the study at their next meeting, on Thursday March 1st, 1:30pm at St Michael’s.

Small group study Obadiah


Craft Day – February 15th

February 14, 2018

The Thursday afternoon small group also meets from 1:30pm in the church … drop in for a cuppa, for lunch or to join the small group 🙂


Coffee Morning

February 13, 2018

Our coffee morning this month is tomorrow, Wednesday 14th February … which also happens to be Ash Wednesday and Valentines Day! 😀

Our coffee morning is from 10:30am at St Michael’s in aid of the 175th anniversary ‘Jubilee Fund’, which we hope to use to support a group visiting our twin diocese of Thika in Kenya in October.


Sunday’s sermon – Jeremiah #5

February 13, 2018

For 2018, as we post each Sunday’s sermon on our Ministry website, we will post a link here on our main site, along with a few short questions to help you apply the word of God to your life in practical ways.

Do post any comments, reactions or questions on this post … everyone is welcome to join in the discussion 

Rev Tim’s sermon from Sunday 11th FebruaryThe Covenant God, is now available; simply click on the title for the link … if you weren’t able to come to church on Sunday, or if you would like to read through it again, do take a look.

Questions:

  1. Read through the sermon. How would you describe the difference between a covenant and a contract?
  2. How would you describe your relationship with God?
  3. What does it mean to you to ‘know the Lord’?

Turn your answers into prayer.

All our teaching materials are available at stbarnacles2.wordpress.com


Ash Wednesday

February 12, 2018

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Our Ash Wednesday service on February 14th is another one of our prayer parties with food and prayer activities, followed by a time of Holy Communion. Meet at St Michael’s at 6pm  for food in the hall area. We will then move into the church to the prayer stations, then remain there for a simple service of penitence. Please do join us, newcomers are always welcome.

For your diary, our next prayer parties are on the following dates, each with their own theme.

Maundy Thursday – 29th March –  as we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with His friends.

Hot Potato Evening – Friday, 13th April – as we invite those outside the church to ask whatever questions you want about the Christian faith!

Ascension Day –  Thursday, 10th May – as we celebrate Jesus’ ascent into heaven, and also launch Thy Kingdom Come 2018.

 


Marriage Celebration

February 12, 2018

As part of St Michael’s 175th anniversary celebrations, on Saturday we held a Celebration of Marriage for anyone who has been married at St Michael’s. A number of couples joined with the church family for a simple service, during which each had opportunity to renew their marriage vows.

To make the day even more special, we had flowers suitable for a wedding, and a wedding cake. Thank you to everyone who put so much effort into making the day so special for those who came 🙂

Some of those who joined us …