Fairfield Church October 7th 2018

We really love our newly updated hall.  Thanks to Rev. Mark we have, amongst other things, a wonderful cross on the back wall and Neil has bought us two banners to go either side.  We’re on the close trail of a bell rope too and we’ve been given permission to have our own in-hall notice board.  We are extremely grateful to the hall committee who have cherished the building so tenderly over the last few years.  The hall is in such great condition now. 

As it is first Sunday and we’re having communion, I have decided to do something different this week.  Our reading this week is morphing into readings all about community and our worship songs will reflect that.  This is in preparation for our retreat day at the end of October.

 

 

 

This week’s scripture:

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  Hebrews 10:24-25

 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:4-5 

 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!  Psalm 133:1 

 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.  1 Corinthians 1:10 

 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matthew 18:20 

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  1 Peter 3:8 

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 
Colossians 3:14

 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Romans 12:16 

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  Acts 2:46-47 

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.  Romans 15:5

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:3 

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.  Acts 4:32 

 

Questions:

Working in pairs – what can the bible tell us about being Community?