Fairfield Church, 3rd June 2018



It’s the first Sunday of June which can only mean one thing.  It’s Rev. Julian week! Yay!  Join us for a relaxed and informal communion… anyone else wondering how it has got to be June already!

You may have noticed the big red words above… we are back in the Hall this week.

Whilst, it is our Team this week (John, Neil and I) John is not going to be with us and I am going to be at St. Peter’s, Bengeworth at 10 am to deliver a notice… this is a test to see who reads this blog.  So, any offers of help will be gratefully received.  We will be able to set everything up in advance, so just need someone to hold the ‘Welcome’ fort with Neil until I get back.

What do you think about this week’s song choices?


Mark 2:23-3:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Pronouncement about the Sabbath

23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? 26 He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” 27 Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28 so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”

The Man with a Withered Hand

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



I think that Rev. Julian will be preaching for us, but just in case, here are some great questions..


  • What have you seen recently that was extraordinary?
  • How can people reveal something of God to us?
  • What might we be hiding?