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Was it the fig tree’s fault?

Was it the fig tree’s fault? Audio – listen … Message for Third Sunday in Lent Gospel Reading – Luke 13:1-9  At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in…

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“We have to learn how to relate to our culture as… pilgrims.”

What is the individual’s role in the Mission of God? “We have to learn how to relate to our culture as an exiled church full of pilgrims.” By Ed Stetzer – Outreach Magazine March 17, 2019 In the West, churches that take biblical authority seriously are entering a new season. The transition of nominals to nones…

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Be a pilgrim: get these excellent resources for Lent

Be a pilgrim: Get these excellent free resources for Lent The Church of England is on the cutting edge with email and online resources for Lent and Easter The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension…

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New stories to tell: ecumenism today

Anglican-Roman Catholic: new stories to tell In over fifty years of formal ecumenical dialogue, Anglicans and Roman Catholics have come a long way in terms of the agreement in faith that exists between our two churches. Anglicans and Roman Catholics have come a long way in working through many of the divisive points that have…

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Cabin or Shelter? Which are you?

Fresh Expressions: Cabin or Shelter? Which are you? Author uses analogy of hiking to describe the church in modern world By Kris Betcker, Fresh Expressions US The brown leaves crunched under my boots, my heart thumping with every step as I headed up the next stretch of the Appalachian Trail, a famed 2,189 mile trail on…

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Planning and Options Toolbox

Planning and Options Toolbox with regular updates RATIONALEThe purpose of the Toolbox is to stimulate thought, creative dreaming, and discussion 27 March 2019Parish Info Update Update plus key points to date Every second Wednesday since the end of January the members of St Luke’s Planning and Options Group have been meeting with Susan Abell and Val…

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You don’t need to go to church … and other fairytales

You don’t need to go to church to be a Christian and other fairy tales … First by way of introduction, some comments and thoughts prompted by the article:   I hear so much these days from various pundits in church and religious circles about “doing church differently”. And so far, I have not yet…

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Planning and Options update

Planning and Options Group Update Most recent update information for all Our tasks The Planning and Options Group is looking at high-level themes and ideas that will connect us with our community, enhance our sustainability, and foster growth. They are collating this work with related information that will inform their process of discernment and sense of…

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Seven reasons you should not become a Christian

Seven reasons you should not become a Christian (and one that you should) By John Bowen  8 January 2019, The Institute of Evangelism. (Used with permission from The Institute) The world divides into two categories: those who divide the world into two categories and those who don’t. I’m one of the first. So the people reading this…

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“community link” newsletter

the ‘community link’ — brand new newsletter from St Luke’s Inaugural issue of the ‘community link’ Advent 2018 Volume 1 Issue 1 The ‘community link’ is a fresh, innovative communication tool from St Luke’s. The printed version of the newsletter will be available on Sunday, 9 December for those attending Sunday Services. Additional copies will…

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