The Gospel reading for this Sunday is Matthew 18: 15-20
Jesus says that those who live in a kingdom community should watch over one another in love, gently pointing out when a brother or sister fails to live by the values Jesus teaches.
Our Gosepl reading shows us a more loving way to deal with rifts in our relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Jesus promises that whenever any of his followers meet together in his name, even if it’s only two of them, he will be there with them. Remembering that Jesus is alongside us when we try to resolve difficultes in our relationships will be a powerful reminder that we are to love one another and to seek peace and reconciliation whereever there is conflict between us.
When we meet in the name of Jesus to seek peace between ourselves, his Spirit moves among us to bring about the peace that he world cannot give.
Our service on Sunday morning begins at 10.30 am. We look forward to welcoming Rev Augustine Ihm from St.James and Emmanuel, Didsbury to preside and preach. Our assistant organist Elizabeth Bray will accompany the hymns and lead the singing. Here are details of the readings and hymns for the service: