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New Assistant Minister

We’re delighted to announce that Brian Whittaker will be joining us in September as our Assistant Minister. He’ll be joined by his wife, Becca, and their two children. Brian will be with us for a 2-4 year period and will be involved in all kinds of areas of church life to give him a broad experience and training. He is just finishing up his training at Oak Hill, and before that was working for UCCF in the South West.

In the meantime why not follow Brian on twitter. Becca is also on twitter and keeps up a blog, Gold in the Grit.

Snow Problem

Despite the snow, we are still planning on our morning gathering tomorrow (4th March)! But if you are at all uncertain about being able to make it, then please don’t risk coming out. (See below for how you can engage!)

Car parking will likely be a problem, as the car park still has deep snow and Chapel Lane is littered with cars, so better to walk if you can. A path has been cleared from the pavement to the back hall entrance, so please use that door.

If you are unable to make it, then we’re actually going to live stream the sermon on YouTube. Go here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcC4zPfjz627-eGEQP8wY5g The live stream will start as soon as the sermon starts. Why not subscribe to the channel and click the bell for a notification as soon as it starts. We’re not allowed to stream the singing, sorry!

If you are coming in the morning, then bring a packed lunch as we’ll be staying on for a Tear Fund presentation and prayer. If you can bring extra food for anyone who forgets, that’d be helpful.

For the evening, we’ll see how the snow is looking tomorrow at the end of the morning service and let you know.

Hebrews

Coming up on Sunday mornings, lasting until the Summer Holidays, we’ll be taking on the wonderful book of Hebrews.It’s all about how Jesus is greater than everything else.

Here’s the plan until just after Easter:

11 February Hebrews 1:1-3 Greater Revelation
18 February Hebrews 1:4-2:4 Greater Heavenly Being
25 February Hebrews 2:5-18 Greater Human Being
4 March Hebrews 3:1-19 Greater Leader
18 March Hebrews 4:1-13 Greater Rest
25 March Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Greater Priest
15 April Hebrews 5:11-6:20 Greater Foundation

Sunday Evenings

Having tackled the book of 1 Samuel last year, it’s now time to take on 2 Samuel and pick up where we left off. The plans are as follows:

7 Jan 2 Sam. 1:1-2:7 Long Live the King
14 Jan 2 Sam. 2:8-4:12 Rebel Nation
21 Jan 2 Sam. 5:1-25 Coronation Day
28 Jan 2 Sam. 6:1-23 Fear and Delight
4 Feb 2 Sam. 7:1-29 A Lasting Promise
11 Feb 2 Sam. 8:1-10:19 Demonstrates His Love
18 Feb 2 Sam. 11:1-12:31 Falling From Grace
25 Feb 2 Sam. 13:1-14:33 Perverts Justice
4 Mar 2 Sam. 15:1-16:14 King on the Run
18 Mar 2 Sam. 16:15-17:23 Confused Companions
25 Mar 2 Sam. 17:24-19:8 Another Crown Prince Killed
22 Apr 2 Sam. 19:9-20:26 The Return of the King
29 Apr 2 Sam. 21:1-23:7 Settling Up
6 May 2 Sam. 23:8-24:25 Don’t Count your Chickens