In tomorrow’s Explore service, we look at a passage that tells us something about the work we set out to do in the world, and Jesus’ involvement in that work. It’s quite an inspiration. Join Roy and Pat at Ottery St Mary Parish Church, 11.15am. There will be no separate children’s meetings in this service, but it will be planned with all ages in mind.
It feels like we’ve learned such a lot about Jesus’ death in the last two months at Explore. So what about the Resurrection? Roy and Pat make connections with other parts of the Bible Story. There will be no separate children’s meetings in this service, but it will be planned with all ages in mind.
How does the Crucifixion fit into the larger Bible story? Was The Cross God’s ‘Plan B’ or God’s ‘Plan A’? In tomorrow’s Explore meeting, Colin takes us back to God’s promises to Abraham and sees their fulfilment in the Cross. Steve leads us in Communion, Colin sings a song and has three classic hymns including Thine be the Glory and To God be the Glory. After the service there’ll be one of our popular Bring and Share Lunches.
Come and remember Jesus’ life and death with Scripture, teaching and Communion. 11.15am, Ottery St Mary Parish Church. Come along, this really could change everything for you!
Tomorrow is a fourth Sunday, no morning Explore meeting, but an afternoon Bible Study at Colin and Annette’s. Jenny leads us again, this time looking at the plot to kill Jesus described in Luke 22:14-23. What was going on here in terms of the bigger Bible story? It’s always inspiring. Bring some cake and join us from 4.30 – 6pm. Kay and Jessica will be with us too.
Tomorrow at Explore, Colin leads us towards a high point of The Bible Timeline story, Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem as told in Luke 19. For Jesus it’s a royal occasion and the people cheered and started to sing Psalm 118, a psalm we studied two weeks ago at Explore.
We’d love you to join us! 11.15am, Ottery St Mary Parish Church.
The Explore Bible Study is back! Tomorrow is a fourth Sunday in the month, so no morning Explore meeting, but join us at 4.30pm at Colin and Annette’s house for tea and cake and then a Bible Study from 5-6pm. Children are welcome. Bring a Bible and some cake! The children can play whilst the adults study.
We’re excited about this one! Colin‘s going to help us unlock the story of the Sheep and the goats from Matthew 25:31-46. It turns out that telling sheep and goats apart is not as obvious as appears. Which people are ‘in the right’ and what is Jesus’ criterion for judging? Are you more like a goat or a sheep? Come and join us as we continue the Bible Timeline! If it’s still warm enough, we’ll have the tea and cakes in the garden: We’ve mowed the lawn!
The rain has come and the thaw is happening, so we’re hoping to meet as usual tomorrow. Only drive or walk if it is safe for you.
Colin will lead us in looking at the rich young man that Jesus told to sell everything in Matthew 19:16-30. In what way is it hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom? What did Jesus mean when he said here that ‘Many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first’? We’ll be looking at how we can welcome the least in society and encourage an appropriate view of possessions.
Ottery St Mary Parish Church, 11.15am.
Photograph taken by Dan Hoare, posted on Ottery Matters Facebook page. You can view the full picture and Dan’s post here.
Join us 11.15am tomorrow, Ottery St Mary Parish Church, when Annette leads us in looking at the parable of a Pharisee and a tax collector. Why did the tax collector go home vindicated? People may denounce and attack us, but what does it mean that God’s future verdict about us is already known in the present? Rev Nigel Mason, Hospiscare chaplain, returns to lead us in Communion (he was with us for our service on New Year’s Eve). The service will be followed by a Bring and Share Lunch.
Tomorrow at Explore, Leisa opens up the story of The Prodigal Son. The three stories in Luke 15 are ways of saying, ‘This is why we’re celebrating!’ What was Jesus doing? Is this something we should be doing? What is the role of celebration in the bigger Bible story? 11.15am Ottery St Mary Parish Church.