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Hallwood Ecumenical Parish

Bethesda, Palace Fields & St. Mark’s, Beechwood

Church of England – Methodist – United Reformed Church

www.hallwoodparish.org.uk

7 August 2022

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sunday 7 August              10.30am               Café Sunday at Bethesda

                                                10.30am               Holy Communion at St. Mark’s

                                              7.30pm              Online Holy Communion

Sunday 14 August            10.30am               Holy Communion at Bethesda

                                                10.30am               Morning Worship at St. Mark’s

                                                  7.30pm               Online Evening Worship 

 

Readings for 7 August

Genesis 15 v 1 - 6

God introduces himself to Abram as a shield – something he will need as he chooses to believe God despite all the evidence to the contrary. It was surely crazy to believe that Abram would father a child with his wife, yet this is what God promises. In the same way we are called to believe in God’s presence even when he is invisible.

Hebrews 11 v 1 - 3, 8 - 16

Living by faith is required any time we cannot see the full picture. The heroes of Hebrews 11 were heroes of faith because they persevered even when they couldn’t see the way ahead. They were obedient, even though they were ridiculed. In the same way, Jesus calls us to serve him even though he cannot be seen directly.

Luke 12 v 32 - 40.

Being ready for Jesus isn’t primarily about the ‘second coming’, but about living in God’s presence. Luke was writing to the leaders of society, telling them to learn from their slaves and serve. This is how Christ models ministry.