16 June 2019

A reminder that we are looking for adult volunteers to help look after children during the summer months. PVG clearance needed so please see Maureen for that asap.

Next Sunday there will be a very informal picnic near than bandstand off Montgomerie Crescent (opposite Kerrs Lane), weather permitting. Hopefully members of other local churches will also be there. Do plan ahead and bring your packed lunch!

The Bible alphabet discovery sessions have been missing for the last few weeks because of other important events so we will finish the last letters on Sunday 30th June. As many children are on holiday , adults are asked to help out. Letters “T”, “U”, “V”, “W”, “X”, “Y” & “Z”.

Today is Fathers’ Day so we spent some time thinking about fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers who have enriched our lives. We also remembered fathers who are no longer with us but with God. God is also father to us all and like earthly fathers, is a guide, comforter and forgiver – our shared Daddy.

After a few week’s break, today’s reading returned to Luke’s Gospel and was taken from Chapter 19: 1-10. The sermon reminded us that there are different ways of following Jesus, not just physically as the first disciples did as he travelled around the region, but in other ways. Showing and telling others know about the Good News and evidencing their changing behaviours as in the example of Zacchaeus. We need to remember that following Jesus is a 24/7 commitment. A BBC recording from Liverpool Cathedral of the linked hymn ‘Will you come and follow me” can be found on YouTube (this will open in a new tab).