Fairfield Church 17th June 2018
We’ve just had a lovely Farewell BBQ for Mandy Palmer here in the Community Garden. It was good to be together. We wish Mandy an easy move and gentle transition into her new life in Stourbridge and pray God’s blessing will enrich her life.
Do remember that next week we are all at St. Peter’s, Bengeworth for Sean Keane’s Confirmation Service with Bishop John. The service starts at 10 am (not with breakfast… but with a hymn). If you wish to park on our drive please do. We should be able to fit in three cars across, so bear that in mind when you get here. Lots of space if we scootch up! So in total we can park at least eight cars here…
We will be back at Fairfield Church the following week 24th for a Keane Team service – and then remember it is also Melodie’s Baptism at 1 pm at St. Andrew’s, Hampton. Then afterwards at the pub over the road.
What busy people we are!
This week’s songs – well hymns have been chosen by some of the candidates.
I’m not sure on the reading yet, but this is what is set for this week… I’ll change it as soon as I know what we’re going to be having.
Mark 4:26-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Parable of the Growing Seed
26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
The Use of Parables
33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.