The Inside Column 5/11

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Good morning and welcome to St Barnabas Stoke. If you are visiting today we hope you encounter God’s almighty grace for you and loving presence as you join us in worship. Please feel free to chat with us afterwards over a coffee and meet some of our people.

Last weekend we had the quiz night. We had a great turn out and a lot of fun was had by all. I would like to thank Richard Currie for all the work he puts into making the quiz night happen, he really does an amazing job.  Thanks also to the ladies that helped in the kitchen to put on the  supper.

Next Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm is the church fair. Thanks to everyone that has put their name down to help run one of the stalls and to those that are going to help. The St Barnabas church fair is one of those events that sounds like a lot of work, and it is, but it is also a great way for everyone to work together, to meet new people and to invite the community into the church. I am still looking for people to help set up and pack down so if you have any time at all can you please let me know.

This week we look at the:
One Thing You Lack

Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come,   follow me.’

- Mark 10:21

The rich young ruler claimed to be righteous, but he is unwilling to give Jesus the one thing He asked for: himself. The rich young ruler was willing to impress Jesus with his track record, but he was unwilling to surrender his status.

Heads up for 2018 church camp

Transformed Life
Steve and Watiri Maina will be leading us to explore the transforming love of Christ in our lives and how we can share our experience with others. They will be sharing their insights in three ministry sessions. There will be times of corporate worship and prayer ministry in all the sessions as well. Steve Maina leads the New Zealand Church Mission Society. He is an ordained Anglican minister and a gifted public speaker. Steve and his wife Watiri, a counsellor, supervisor and counselling educator, are both passionate about advocating God’s mission. During the main meetings there is a crèche for under 5’s, two fun  activity based children’s programmes for years 1-4 and years 5-8 and a full youth programme for years 9 -13. The camp is at Bethany Park Camp at Kaiteriteri Beach. Put the dates in you diary, it really is a great way to start the year. There are some cabins for those that get in fast.

Have a great week

Phil

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