Tuesday 26th November 2013 9:46 PM
You've observed how godless rulers throw their weight around," he said, "and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It's not to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served - and then to give away his life in exchange for many who are held hostage. "Mark 10. 42-45. The Message Version.
This Christmas edition of All Saints' Newsletter reminds us of the 'upside down' birth of a King in a stable, born to rule through self - giving love. The stories inside also echo leadership through service. I'm going to mention a couple of people, Leyland Smith and Ian Byfield, who have clocked up over twenty five years as lay readers in the church and are currently serving respectively as Chair of Governors and Governor in our school. That's the kind of service Jesus was talking about in the passage from Mark's Gospel above - quiet, unobtrusive and devoted service on behalf of others - leadership in our community without self - seeking.
I love to see such committed leadership, and I hope you feel encouraged as you read these stories to consider where you can commit your gifts and talents to the service of others.
Your Friend in Christ, Steve.
Thursday 14th November 2013 1:04 PM
Here is a listing of all the dates for Christmas 2013 at All Saints' Please come and worship the King with us! Sunday 1st December - 9am Holy Communion, 10:30am Family Worship, 6:30pm Reflective Worship Sunday 8th December - 9am Holy Communion, 10:30am Kids Church Nativity, 6:30pm Communion and Carols… Read more