STOCKLAND GREEN, 19TH MAY AT 11AM – FOLLOWED BY LUNCH
Do come along to Stockland Green on Sunday 28th April at 6.30pm for this gentle service of reflective praise and worship.
All are welcome – held in the Café.
Here are some photos taken by Nigel Cowgill Chair of the London District as posted on Facebook. Reposted here for those who aren’t on Facebook or who haven’t seen them
‘Father, on this most holy day, may I be filled with gratitude for the sacrifice of your Son. Amen.’
READ: Luke 23:26–46
Holy Week is a time for quiet reflection. But there was no quiet reflection on the first Good Friday. Luke paints a vivid picture: Simon carrying the cross, a group of wailing women, sneering leaders, mocking soldiers, two criminals in agonising pain, and the watching crowds. It was all so noisy, so violent, so public.
Prayer and promise
And Jesus lifted up. ‘… they crucified him there’ (v 33). Four simple words that mark the pivot of human history. And from the parched lips of Jesus, two ‘words’. The first a prayer, the second a promise. Jesus prays that those who are rejecting him may be forgiven. This Good Friday, come again to the cross and know that you are forgiven, whatever you may have done, or not done! And then the promise to the dying thief from the King himself: immediate entrance into the kingdom. This Good Friday come again to the cross and know that you are granted eternal life, which begins now and never ends.
Power and wonder
As Jesus dies, the sun stops shining (v 45). But then the Temple curtain is torn in two, and the darkness of the world is flooded with divine light (John 1:5). Oh, the power and wonder of the cross. Good Friday indeed!
See more of David’s article on WordLive
There is a vacancy at South Parade (Sutton Coldfield) Methodist Church for a 20 hr/week paid position for a lay worker with specific ministry to older people.
Further details can be found here.
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Below are the dates and venues of the future planned Advanced Courses in the District.
The list of those who need to attend this Advanced course is here.
Advanced Course at Erdington MC on Tuesday 21st May 2019 ( limited spaces available)
Advanced Course at Blackheath Central MC on Saturday 22nd June 2019 , 10-3pm
Advanced Course at Solihull MC on Tuesday 10th September 2019, 10-3pm
Advanced Course at Ross-on-Wye on Saturday 16th November 2019 , 10-3pm
Advanced Course at Kenilworth MC on Saturday 8th Feb 2020, 10-3pm ( please note the change of date as previously advertised)
All places need to be booked on by emailing me on
birminghamsafeguarding [AT] birminghammethodist.org.uk
District Safeguarding Officer, Birmingham Methodist District
SEE ALSO OUR CIRCUIT SAFEGUARDING PAGE
News of upcoming Organ Recitals by Angela Sones, Richard Hartshorn and Cathy Lamb.
All Saints’ Parish Church, Four Oaks
1pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month – see POSTER for Programme
Coffee Concert at All Saints’, Streetly
10:30am on Saturday 11th May – See POSTER for details
Angela Sones Jubilee Concert
7:30pm on Saturday 15th June, in celebration of 25 years as Organist and Director of Music at All Saints’ Parish Church, Four Oaks. See POSTER.