The Provision of God – A Message

Sunday 25 October – 30th Ordinary Sunday – a message offered by Reverend Terry Alve

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Job 42:1-17; Psalm 34:1-8; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52

The Provision of God

Last Sunday afternoon in Messy Church we thought about foot washing and King Jesus who washed our feet, even though this was a lowly task usually preserved for slaves, servants and the youngest present. Jesus’ example challenges us to love one another as He has loves us. He provides us with a very practical demonstration of how to do faith.

In the same way, today’s Scripture readings confront us with a God who humbles us with goodness and readiness to respond to our needs and dilemmas with care, in very relevant and practical ways.

One of my devotions during the week posed the question,
“How would you feel and respond if Jesus actually washed your feet?” Figuratively or literally?

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Messy Church Experienced First Hand

Messy church logoMy first Messy Church experience happened last Sunday. It was the first Messy Church since I arrived in the Parish as interim priest. Having never experienced Messy Church I was keen to see it up close.

There were 5 children and as many adults; less than half the number who usually attend, I’m told. However, that didn’t seem to matter. Hunting for large marbles (treasure) in the mud bucket (field), painting tea towels with Katherine and crafting with glue, string and felts were ideal ways for all present to get up close and personal in a very positive and creative way. The craft work (and good conversation across the generations) was followed by a short think time in church – a King washing feet was the focus – then a song before eats back in the hall.

I’m converted to the MC concept and the way it is done at St Anne’s. I am sure the next Messy Church (Sun 15 Nov, 2-4pm) will be worth your while attending. I’ll be there and I hope you will be too!

Terry – Interim Priest at St Anne’s