(John 20:19-end) Have you ever been in a situation where you have felt left out? Maybe you weren’t invited to a party someone was holding. Maybe there was some piece of news or gossip that you were the last to know about or maybe you missed watching an amazing goal someone has scored in football … Continue reading Doubting Thomas
Here's the Report form our recent AGM! “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples. If you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 It’s been over 2 years since Helena and I arrived at St Michael’s. There are … Continue reading My AGM Report
Well we had a really fun time at the Byker Nativity on Sunday! The weather was kind to us. it was a wee bit cold but we had a wonderful time as we retold the Christmas story around the streets of Byker. Around 130 people then gathered in the Church for a carol service followed … Continue reading Byker Nativity
Well Advent is now upon us and everywhere the world seems to be already blazing with Christmas Cheer. But it's important that we give Advent its proper time and place. At St Michael's this week I talked about a prayer that was in our liturgy that sums up what Advent is all about: O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Keep us Watchful: watchful that Christ will come again one day, and we have to be ready. Keep us Faithful: we have to be faithful to the task God has given us, helping him to build his kingdom. We haven't to sleepwalk into things that distract us from what God has given us to do. Active in Service: that means loving our neighbours, standing up for the poor. Fighting injustice.. Joyful in Praise: we shouldn't be glum faced. We should keep on praising the God almighty for all be has done for us.
We had a great day at St Michael's as a temporary ice rink was installed inside the church space for a free community event. Plenty of young people and adults as well had fun slipping and sliding on the synthetic ice, trying to hold on to the side and each other for balance. Pop music … Continue reading Worship on ice