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Thought for the Day by Dave Howarth (Associate Vicar Holy Cross)
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2.42
Since I recorded the 10am service, our government announced that we’re allowed to gather in groups of up to six. When you heard that news, who in your life did you first think of? Surely the Christians in Jerusalem would have thought of the Christians in Jerusalem.
Their devotion to God and the people of God was beautiful, and as we’ll see in the 10am on Sunday, the results were powerful.
There is hope. It is possible for our churches to be like their church. We have the same Lord and Saviour and Spirit as they had. But it’s not about programmes and initiatives from the staff. And it won’t happen if only a few of us – other people! – are dedicated to the four things of verse 42. It’s about you. And me. Our priorities, our attitudes, our actions, being in line with theirs.
There’s the phrase, “be the change you want to see.” Or as hip hop collective Jurassic 5 put it in their track “Contribution”:
Yo, either you a part of the problemOr part of the solution
What's your contribution to life?
So many people complain, always talk about change yo
But what's your contribution to life?
Either you with or ain't with it, if it ain't broke don't fix it
Yo what's your contribution to life?
Either you give or you take, make moves and you wait yo
But what's your contribution to life?
The Holy Spirit tells God’s people that our contribution to life involves being devoted to God’s people. And devoted is a strong word.
What's happening online tomorrow at Bishop Hannington
Sunday Morning Joint Service with Goldstone and Holy Cross. Service premieres at 10:00 on the website 'Spirit Inspired Church' Acts 2:42-47 Dave Howarth is preaching
Suitable for everyone with separate children’s and young peoples activities
Sunday Evening Service premieres at 18:30 on the website 'Fitting in well' Daniel 1 Phil Moon Preaching
Suitable for everyone
Sunday: KO Hangout - 7:30-8:30
For KO young people a chance to chat together after the evening service has gone live and chat about our faith.
Message Stephen to get involved.
Feast Hangout 7:45-9:15
For Feast people to have a bible study
Message Alex to get involved or log in via MyChurchsuite
BH Family Quiz tonight 7:30 to 8:30
Don't forget to join the BH quiz tonight! There will be an eclectic mix of questions in 6 rounds from our expert quiz masters, but it will be suitable for all ages.
To join in please log on to MyChurchSuite, click on the picture of the quiz and click the Online - Zoom button
Another quick lesson on Churchsuite- Changing privacy setting
Thank you for all those that have now logged on to MyChurchsuite. If BH is your church and you have not had an email invite to MyChurchsuite, then please contact the office.
At this time, when people are not able to meet face to face, members of the church family are sending cards and phoning each other more, so it is helpful if people can see your contact details on MyChurchsuite.
To enable this, please can you consider having your details visible on the Privacy tab. To check or set this, when you log on to MyChurchsuite, go to My Details and there is a Privacy tab (see screenshot below). The only people that will be able to see your details (name, address, telephone number, mobile number and email) are:
Any questions please do contact the church Office.
Mental Health Awareness 2021
Please follow the link below to our Resources page for more information.
We have now restarted in church services with 8.00am, 10.00am and 6.30pm services. Numbers for the 10am & 6.30am services will still be limited and must be booked in advance via MyChurchSuite or the website. These services will still be livestreamed on YouTube which can be accessed direct via the website or via MyChurchSuite.