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Light and Dark

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

Dear All Saints and St Marys We have some truly great people of the Bible to help deepen our faith in the readings set for the time of Lent. This week we hear about Abram (Abraham) in the Old Testament and then we listen to the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus. Nicodemus comes at night, to meet Jesus, who is the light. They have a baffling conversation that leaves Nicodemus no closer to any answers to his questions. No cheap or quick assurances are given to Nicodemus. Jesus lets him experience what the light looks like. Jesus lets him choose. We get to choose too. No one is compelled to believe, but everyone is invited. This week we worship in a different ways across the churches:

10:00am

Creative / Open Church: Joy

St Marys

10:30am

Holy Communion with Junior Church

All Saints

6:30pm

Evensong

St Marys

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tues 7th March

7:30pm

Lent Group 1

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Weds 8th March

9:00am

Celtic Morning Prayer

All Saints

2:00pm

Lent Group 2

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Thurs 9th March

10:00am

Holy Communion

St Mary's

Sat 11th March

12noon

Sunday Lunches

St Mary's

Sun 12th March

10:00am

Sung Holy Commuion

St Mary's

10:30am

Muddy Messy Church

All Saints

7:15pm

Generation

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Please find here the Root materials - and the weekly sheets at the end.


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This week I have been reflecting on a book of poems in a book called “Hearing God in Poetry” by Richard Harris. One of the poems is written by Dietrich Bonhoffer who agonises about his identity when he is imprisoned, awaiting his execution, in Nazi Germany. He dwells deeply on what he is and has become and would like to be again and ends his poem with these words

“Who am I? They mock me these lonely questions of mine. Whoever I am thou knowest, O God, I am thine”

Bonhoffer - despite his questions - chooses the light.

Blessings for this weekend and the week to come

Revd Lizzie

Revd Lizzie Kesteven

Vicar of All Saints Church and St Marys Church, Fishponds

Interim Co Area Dean of Bristol City Deanery

Advisor for Spirituality for Bristol Diocese

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