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Read through in '22 - how is it going? 

 

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A number of people from church are trying to read through the New Testament of the Bible this year. We are now 3 months in, below are some comments, so you can see how it's going.


'No matter how many times you pick up and read the Bible, there is always Good News you have missed or not understood properly.  Talking it over with like minded friends is very interesting.'

'I find myself wanting to understand more about the life of Jesus in the first century and trying to compare it with life today. Asking questions which perhaps I have not thought about when hearing or listening to an isolated passage from the Gospels. However, when reading the Bible as I would a novel, i.e. continuing from one chapter to the next, it comes 'alive' and I want to know more, it is captivating, I can't put the 'book' down.
Questions like:
-How was Jesus perceived by his family, in particular his siblings?
-How differently might I relate to him in the first century compared to now?
-How did he overcome his obvious frustrations and carry on when even at times his disciples were doubting?

Hopefully I am learning not only to identify more about myself but I am interested to know if my thinking will have changed much when I have finished the whole Reading. Already I am feeling stronger in my faith and know that He is always by my side which is so reassuring. I am thoroughly enjoying Read Through in '22.'

'I am enjoying the structure of Read through in ‘22 and find that the passages, for me, are best read first thing in the morning at the beginning of the day. I have used the suggested prompts and found them useful and thought provoking. It has struck me how Jesus bucked the norms of the times in so many ways and was in conflict often with the Jewish teachers and leaders. I have noticed too how much he travelled in his ministry years and how his ministry and calling took precedence over his family and home life. He lived on and with very little but God always provided.'

Some of those reading through in 22 have got together to discuss what they've read. This is what one member said:

'As a group we have been reading through the New Testament.  We have read Matthew, Mark and working through Luke.  We have met as a group to talk about what we have been reading and asking the "daft" questions.

What we all remarked upon is the different styles to which each book is written in.  Some go straight to Jesus as an adult, others give a description to his ancestry and up bringing.  Interestingly, we all have interpreted things slightly different and it is good to discuss each other's views.

Did you know that Jesus fed the 5000 and then 4000 men!  And how can we forget the poor fig tree!

It has been a joy to read and talk about in a lovely group. There is always room for me people if you want to take up the challenge!!'

It's not too late to join, if you want some more details, click here. 

 

Glenys
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All our services take place in the Church Community Centre (details below) whilst there are building works in the church building .

We have a car park on School Lane, Euxton.
For church -  there is a footpath from the car park, which brings you out in the church grounds.  
For church community centre - the entrance is opposite the car park entrance (across School Lane).

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our welcomers who will happily welcome you and answer any questions.


Our Services on a Sunday

8am BCP Holy Communion
9.15am All Age Service
11am Morning Prayer / Holy Communion

Whilst each of our services is different, you can expect a warm welcome;  relevant preaching based in the Word of God and a friendly group of people ready to learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 

8am BCP Holy Communion - is a quiet, said service using traditional language.
9.15am All Age - a lively service, interactive with worship songs.
11am - more traditional, liturgical service with hymns.

Children of all ages are welcome in every service (though some services are more geared towards families e.g. 9.15am All Age).

Our Services on a Wednesday
9.15am Early Birds Service (for pre schoolers and their carers)
11am Holy Communion

Do check the calendar to see which service is on each week.

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Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


What about my children?

Children are welcome at all of our services, though some are more aimed towards children and families.

Wednesday's in term time - Early Birds at 9.15am in church (for pre-schoolers and their carers).


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Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

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Accessibility: 

There is wheelchair access to church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the sidespeople know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a toilet at the front of church with level access from outside.

 

 
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