Fairfield Church 9th September 2018

 

We’re back in the hall this week!
After 7 weeks of worshiping either at 1 Broadway Road or elsewhere (Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral and Greenbelt) we’re back at Fairfield Church.

We cannot wait to be back at what we now feel is home and we’re looking forward to seeing all the new alterations.

How exciting is that! (Yes that’s rhetorical)

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We have had a few team changes over the break.

First Sundays: Liz, Sarah and Neil will be joined by Rev. Julian for communion

Second Sundays: John and Margaret are stepping in for Fred and Noelle (who is making a fantastic recovery. Thanks to Fred for the brilliant update emails) 

Third Sundays: Pete and Julie

Fourth Sundays: Sally, Sean and Lina  

 

This weeks songs are:

 

Mark 7:24-37 The Message (MSG)

24-26 From there Jesus set out for the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house there where he didn’t think he would be found, but he couldn’t escape notice. He was barely inside when a woman who had a disturbed daughter heard where he was. She came and knelt at his feet, begging for help. The woman was Greek, Syro-Phoenician by birth. She asked him to cure her daughter.

27 He said, “Stand in line and take your turn. The children get fed first. If there’s any left over, the dogs get it.”

28 She said, “Of course, Master. But don’t dogs under the table get scraps dropped by the children?”

29-30 Jesus was impressed. “You’re right! On your way! Your daughter is no longer disturbed. The demonic affliction is gone.” She went home and found her daughter relaxed on the bed, the torment gone for good.

31-35 Then he left the region of Tyre, went through Sidon back to Galilee Lake and over to the district of the Ten Towns. Some people brought a man who could neither hear nor speak and asked Jesus to lay a healing hand on him. He took the man off by himself, put his fingers in the man’s ears and some spit on the man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up in prayer, groaned mightily, and commanded, “Ephphatha!—Open up!” And it happened. The man’s hearing was clear and his speech plain—just like that.

36-37 Jesus urged them to keep it quiet, but they talked it up all the more, beside themselves with excitement. “He’s done it all and done it well. He gives hearing to the deaf, speech to the speechless.”

The Message (MSG)Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

 

This week’s qustions

Question one – What Crumbs do we leave about and what would people who are not part of the Christian community pick up from our crumbs. 

Question two – Not for a long discussion but; is there a word or phrase that jumps out at you from this whole passage?

Question three – Not for discussion but to think about; what difference does our discussions about this passage make to your life from now on?