5th Sunday after Trinity
We welcome you to join us this Sunday.
2 Corinthians 12:2 - 10
Mark 6:1 - 13
Jesus was teaching effectively and wisely, but the people of his home town saw him only as a carpenter. ‘He is no better that we are - he is just a common labourer,’ they said. They were offended that others could be impressed by Jesus and follow him. They rejected his authority because he was one of their peers. They thought they knew him, but their preconceived notions about who he was, made it impossible for them to accept his message. Be careful not to let prejudice blind you to that truth. As you learn more about Jesus try to see him for who he really is.
Weakness and lack of understanding are not things to be ashamed of. Many people think ‘I couldn’t possibly come to Jesus now, when I am so broken and sick and hurting. It is me turning to him when the chips are down as a last resort and that is wrong and taking advantage of him.’ But Jesus knows our deepest need, he knows our frailties and weaknesses long before we recognise them ourselves. In fact, when we finally wave a white flag and say ‘I can’t do this - help Lord,’ he smiles in relief. Try to let go and let God ‘His grace is sufficient for us.’ 2 Corinthians 12 v 9.
SERVICES TIME CHANGE
The Meeting Place won’t be at Rode Chapel thsi Sunday. Instead, as a one-off, we’re joining Frome Area Christians Together (FACT) for Songs of Praise at the Cheese & Grain in Frome. It’s an evening of stories, film, music and singing to engage all ages. From 6pm till 8.00 pm. Don’t worry if you can’t stay that long, you can leave early. Anybody needing transport, please contact John Flindall (830456). There is a charge of £2.50 a head for the cost of hiring the Cheese & Grain.
Sunday 5 July — the opportunity to meet together as church family in Norton St Philip will be at 4pm in St Philip and St James and will be a short time of singing and prayer together. There will be an opportunity to brainstorm the options of the way forward for that time to meet and how to be more accessible and relevant for our younger people. you want to be part of the shaping of this come along. Tea and cake will also be served.
Sunday 12 July — the opportunity to meet together as church family in Rode will be at 4pm in St Lawrenceand will be a short time of singing and prayer. There will also be an opportunity to brainstorm the options of the way forward for that time to meet and how to be more accessible and relevant for our younger people. you want to be part of the shaping of this come along. Tea and cake will also be served.
This year we are reviewing the International Charity that we support. you have any suggestions about a charity that you think it would be good for Hardington Vale to support please could you email either Ros Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharman Flindall
Help needed with the following so please would you prayerfully consider:-
· Are you a keen cook? you like to help with the meals for Alpha? involves cooking a main meal for 8 people for a Tuesday evening or a cake.
· Are you a social media expert?! need help with running the Hardington Vale Facebook page and our website.
· Are you a keen sports player and enjoy working with children? If so perhaps you would like to help one day a week with a Sports After School club.
If you would like to be involved in any of these areas please speak to Caroline or Andy.
We Make The Road By Walking by Brian McClaren
Are you new to faith, unsure or intrigued by it? If so, this book could be for you, with a good overview of the bible narrative. If you’re a long term Christian, whose current form of Christianity isn’t working well, this book will give you a fresh perspective. A small friendly group of us are meeting on fortnightly evenings, and will be reading it together as we explore issues of life and faith. We’d welcome your company if this sounds right for you. Contact Barbara and Tony Day 01373-834438.
Pub Quiz Results:
67 people (5 church teams and 6 village teams) participated in the Quiz. Rode Chapel emerged as the victors, closely followed by Laverton and then St Lawrence. The money raised will go to the Nepal Earthquake appeal.