CCW News: Our Weekly Christ Church Woodford News Update
7th June 2021
Sunday at Church: Sunday 6th June 2021:
9.30am Service in our building (with Communion) and 11am Zoom Service:
Yesterday at Church, as we continued our journey through Paul’s letter to the Christians who lived in Colossae, we looked at Colossians 1:24-2:5. We thought about 3 things: ‘Paul’s struggle’ - which was to teach and keep teaching about Jesus (1:24, 1:29-2:1); ‘Paul’s message’ which was that God’s ‘mystery’ has been revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ who is the centre of all ‘wisdom and knowledge’ (1:26, 27, 2:2-3); and ‘Paul’s objective’ which was to see people maturing as Christians (1:28, 2:2, 2:4, 2:5). From those 3 points, we thought about the fact that we don’t need to look beyond Jesus for spiritual ‘enlightenment,’ that we are, however, to aim at growing as Christians, and that we are to engage in the daily struggle to grow in our relationship with Jesus through reading His Word and through prayer.
At the 9.30 service we had Communion, and Roger played for us the hymn ‘Fight the Good Fight.’
It was also good to read the Marriage Banns for Barry Heap & Erika Leeming, and also Daniel Wood and Rebecca Deakin – and then we prayed for both couples.
Pre-booking for 9.30am ‘in building’ service
Elaine Stott is doing a superb job at managing to get as many people as safely possible into our building, and we are grateful to her for that. Don’t forget that pre-booking (for ‘Track and Trace’ and ‘Pew Allocation’ purposes) is necessary. Please call her on 0161 439 5728 to book a place.
As ever, with regard to the 11am Zoom service, if you are interested in joining us, please let me know.
Next Sunday’s passage: Psalm 55
The grass is growing very fast in the Churchyard! Are you able to help?
If you are able to help with the Churchyard Maintenance Team (and ways of working within social-distancing rules are used), please could you let David Jones know – David works so hard in the churchyard, and we are very grateful to him.
Next Church ‘Pub Quiz’ by Zoom: Tuesday 3rd August at 7.30pm
Last week’s Church ‘Pub Quiz’ by Zoom went well, and we’re very grateful to Stephen Holbrook who was our Quiz Master. The next quiz will be on Tuesday 3rd August, and Richard Cussons has joined the ‘quiz master team’ and will be taking on the role for August’s quiz – we look forward to it.
Church magazine: soon to be with you!
Our Church magazine is in its final stages of printing and should soon be with our team of deliverers – our thanks to them, and to Graham and Jean for putting together another excellent edition, and to all those who have contributed articles. David Jones has also put it onto our website (thank you to him) so you can read it there too.
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