Explore tomorrow

At 11.15am tomorrrow, Ottery St Mary Parish Church, we look at the stories of Jairus’ daughter and the bleeding woman in Luke 8.  Both times, Jesus shares the pollution of sickness and death, but the power of his love turns the pollution into wholeness and hope.  Annette and Leisa lead, and there will be Communion and a Bring and Share lunch.

During the service this morning we’re going to take up an offering for Kay and Jessica who leave in two weeks for Africa.  Bring your offering, or set up something to give each month.  See Annette for details.

Matthew 4 v. 19: Fisher of Men

Lord, make me a fisher of men.

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (also called Peter) and Andrew his brother. They were fishermen, and were casting nets into the sea.

‘Follow me!’ said Jesus. ‘I’ll make you fish for people!’

Straight away they abandoned their nets and followed him.

He went on further, and saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother. They were in the boat, mending their nets, with Zebedee their father. He called them. At once they left the boat, and their father, and followed him.

He went on through the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, healing every disease and every illness among the people.

Word about him went out around the whole of Syria. They brought to him all the people tormented with various kinds of diseases and ailments, demon-possessed people, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. Large crowds followed him from Galilee, the Ten Towns, Jerusalem, Judaea and beyond the Jordan.

Matthew 19:18-25, New Testament for Everyone

Baptism and Temptation

Our Vicar Steve leads Explore tomorrow, and it’s not even Communion!  What was the outcome of Jesus’ baptism?  Why did he choose to go without food for so long?  The devil offered Jesus another way to save the world, how did Jesus handle it?  What sort of things tempt you away from recognising God’s love?

11.15am Ottery St Mary Parish Church.