There’s an old idiom that talks about been ‘stuck in a rut’ which is used to describe a situation where every day feels just like the day before or where we always do the same old thing, nothing seems to change. The expression has its roots in a wagon wheel stuck in a rut made by other wagon wheels before it. The depth of the rut makes it hard to change direction. Perhaps you know the feeling in your own life.
Sometimes in the church we too can get ‘stuck in a rut’ doing the same old things we have always done. We can forget that the God we follow is always on the move, doing new things and finding new ways of engaging with us. God may stay the same and our story of Jesus hasn’t changed but how we connect with others and share that story needs to connect with the people we meet and the situations we find ourselves in. Like Peter with Cornelius in the Book of Acts we need to be open to the Spirit of God inviting us to try new things and meet new people. What might God be inviting you to do and what ruts do you need to get out of?
We will be holding a physical service this coming Sunday open to anyone. We do require facemasks to be worn and social distancing is still in place. We look forward to seeing you all again.
If you need support during this time then please make contact with Andrew on 0223075225.
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This Sunday We will be thinking about the work of NZBMS and the new things God is inviting us to be part of.
Mainly Music – This Wednesday from 10.00am. We do ask that you wear a mask. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.
Small Groups. Contact the church email@example.com if you would like to join one.
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Grace and peace