News: 22 January 2021

The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit into one body- whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free- and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13.

During this week we have been asked to pray for Church Unity. My thoughts go to the Church in Nigeria who are suffering persecution. It is estimated that more than 2,200 Christian were killed in 2020 making the total since 2009 nearly 34,400, five of whom were killed over last Christmas. As one part of the body hurts so does the whole, do pray for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria.

Bible Readings for the Week from the Lectionary

Genesis 14:17-20, Jeremiah 1:4-10 Jonah 3:1-5, Mark 1:14-20, Hebrews 10:1-10, 11-18, & 11:1-19.

Church Family News

It is with sadness that I let you know of the passing of our dear friend, Mona Watkins. Mona had just turned 92 on the 28th December 2020 but died on the 10th January 2021. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Bible Study

We will commence a Lent Study Course for six weeks starting on the last Wednesday in February on zoom. Please let Su Lincoln know so that you can be sent the link. We love to have you join. The Bible Study will NOT start on the 3rd February but on the last Wednesday so that the Lent course can run for six weeks continues week up until Easter.

Membership Class

I am hoping to start a membership class for anyone interested in finding out more about the United Reformed Church and what it means to become a member. Please contact either me, the minister on 01684 438774 0r kenmartin135@gmail.com.

Services

Sunday 24th January Unity Service on zoom at 3pm.

Women’s World Day of Prayer to be held this year in Lansdowne Methodist Church on the 5th March at 2pm.

Your friend,
Ken