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Thought for the Day by Anna Bouch (On placement at BH)
Matt 10:42 “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
Today at the 9am at BH several people remembered my name and welcomed me with a ‘it’s good to have you here on placement’ Those acts might seem like small things, but hospitality is at the heart of our Christian belief, and what’s more in Matt 10:42 Jesus tells us that an act as simple as giving a cup of cold water is valuable. Jesus is saying that it is not the magnitude of the gift or act of service that is important before God, but the motive – that it is given in his name.
Sometimes we want to do so much, that our heroic act in God’s name must change the world! But to give the smallest cup of cold water is to give life to the person who thirsts, whatever that thirst may be: for hospitality, for shared worship and prayer, for pastoral support. In the giving and receiving, we bear Jesus to one another. No person is too little, in wealth or power, to receive and no gift given in love too small.
Sometimes the smallest gift can be the greatest - because a gift given in Jesus name transforms us. How can you act with the help of the Holy Spirit today to discern and meet the needs of others?
10am service in church with live streaming starting 23 August
From Sunday 23 August we will be starting a 10:00 service in church, this will be live streamed followed by a short communion service, this part will not be live streamed. This will replace the 9:00 service. On the 23 the focus of the service will be Young People and the Great Escape Holiday Club which is happening next week. All members of BH are welcome to come to this service but we are giving priority to the families of those young people who attended the holiday club. As a result any tickets remaining to attend this service will not be available until next Wednesday 19 August. Please sign up in the normal way via Mychurchsuite, the website or if you don't have internet you can ring the church office. You will receive an email confirming your place.
From Sunday 30 August the 10:00 service will be of similar format to the pre-lockdown 10:00 services. Due to the new regulations the worship songs will be pre-recorded and shown in church and those people in church will not be allowed to sing. Spaces will be strictly limited so you must sign up to attend a service. You can sign up via Mychurchsuite, the website or if you don't have internet you can ring the church office. You will receive an email confirming your place. Tickets will be available from the Sunday a week before the service until 15:00 the Friday before the service. We are expecting these service to get quite full so please book and don't just turn up.
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