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The radical love of Jesus: report on Duncan’s sermon from John 13

With John 13, Duncan said at the start of this morning’s sermon, we reach the turning point in John’s Gospel. Jesus has previously said to his followers ‘My hour has not yet come,’ but now (John 13:1) ‘Jesus knew that the time had come. Jesus’ hour had come At the start of the Gospel, John the Baptist had said ‘Behold the Lamb of God.’ (John 1:29) Now, it was the eve of Passover, when traditionally lambs were sacrificed as a reminder

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The Book Group met last night……..
Book Group

....... and here's a report from Shona. We had a great evening tonight, with lots of chat about a range of subjects. We definitely put the world to rights and also managed to discuss our books too! Nutshell by Ian MacEwan was enjoyed, although we were disappointed by the abrupt ending. We liked the concept and innovative idea and there were flashes of good humour. It received 4/5. Whispers by Rosie Goodwin was felt to be very predictable, but an

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Washing of the feet

John 13:1-17 Jesus washes his disciples’ feet 13 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had

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Housegroup questions on John 4:1-30

Housegroup Questions on John 4:1-30 Ros talked about the power of stories to convey meaning.  Some of the group may wish to talk about stories – either from the Bible or from elsewhere – which have helped them on their journey of faith. Ros emphasised that closer we walk with God, the more open to God we are, the more complete and full our stories will be. Would anyone like to talk about their own stories, perhaps contrasting times when they

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Songs we sang yesterday morning

Come, now is the time to worship I praise you for your faithfulness to God With a prayer you fed the hungry Lord I come, I confess, bowing here I find my rest Our God Father we love you And can it be

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People we don’t speak to
Lorna - Amsterdam

Lorna and I were chatting about the story of the woman Jesus met by the well. In her sermon on John 4:1-30, Ros had pointed out that had Jesus been a typical Jewish guy he wouldn’t have spoken to the woman. She would awkwardly have drawn her water and left, conscious all the time of the disapproving presence nearby. But because Jesus spoke, he continued to fulfil the ‘whole story’ of his own life – and brought her to a place where she began

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Ashish and Leah become UK Citizens
Ashish and Lead

We were delighted to hear yesterday that two weeks ago Ashish and Leah Macaden became citizens of the United Kingdom. Now, as Philip Noble put it, they are brother and sister both in the Kingdom and in the land. Philip prayed with Leah and Ashish during the service yesterday.

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Living the whole story: report of Ros Noble’s talk on John 4:1-30

‘I do know that the Messiah is coming. When he arrives, we’ll get the whole story.’ (John 4:25 – The Message.) Ros Noble was the speaker at the service this morning, which was led by her husband Philip.  She read John 4:1-30 which describes how Jesus, journeying through Samaria, had a conversation with a local woman beside a well. A wonderful story ‘It’s another wonderful story,’ Ros enthused when she’d finished reading. Everyone

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Pancakes with a purpose: photos from this morning’s fundraiser for kids in Romania

We had a great time this morning at the Pancake Fundraiser, raising money to help Romanian children with Down's syndrome attend the camp in Romania which a team from Hilton Church are helping to lead in the middle of the summer. It was lovely to see everyone who came along; from what I heard, everyone appreciated the pancakes and the chance to talk; and many people generously gave donations on top of the basic price. Thanks you very much - Jonathan

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
living water2

John 4:1-42 The Woman at the Well 4 1-3 Jesus realized that the Pharisees were keeping count of the baptisms that he and John performed (although his disciples, not Jesus, did the actual baptizing). They had posted the score that Jesus was ahead, turning him and John into rivals in the eyes of the people. So Jesus left the Judean countryside and went back to Galilee. 4-6 To get there, he had to pass through Samaria. He came into Sychar, a Samaritan

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