The letter of James
Since the beginning of this year we have been studying the letter of James, since he addresses subjects that we thought are still very relevant to our everyday lives. We started by challenging people to find it in the bible! Then handed out bookmarks to help us return to the letter each time. We covered topics like putting our faith to work and acted out the parable of the Good Samaritan; we read what James had to say about being slow to anger and thought about ways to control our anger and we thought about the destructive potential of our tongues. Simon offered us an excellent way to remember: we should ThiNK before we speak/ text – is it True? Is it Necessary to say it? And is it Kind?
We have had good feedback that studying a book in the Bible has been useful, so we will try it again in the future.
11 years of 0930live!
In February we celebrated 11 years of 0930live! and gave thanks to God for his strength and grace that have enabled so many people to be involved in and enjoy this form of regular worship. We hope that He has great plans for us over this next year.
This year is the first that 0930live! does not fall on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday.
Therefore we have to be creative about how we tell this amazingly important story. We are planning a contemplative review of the themes from James prior to Good Friday and then plenty of praise in the weeks following Easter. We do hope that you can join us at these services.
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