This week in our community gathering we share thoughts and discuss Matthew 20 and the story Jesus told about the workers in the vineyard. There are many great insights shared, both by the children and by the adults present and maybe a different way of thinking that means we may not so ready to compare ourselves with others. Linsey and Enid again led a powerful time of musical worship and Rosemary facilitated prayers using poetry and words.
In this film Robert leads a powerful time of musical worship aided by his son, Andrew, and Candice. Grace guides us in prayer and Linsey facilitates our ‘EXPLORE’ rhythm by looking at the temptations Jesus faced in Mathew 4:1-11. It was a very powerful time together.
Our harvest weekend was very fruitful. The Saturday night harvest meal was very special and the poems and songs, that were performed, spoke into God’s grace and love. Many thanks to Sonning Common Primary School who kindly donated a huge amount of food items and there was a harvest of food items that will be given out through the Springwater Food Bank. Many thanks to all who donated time, ideas and food. Sunday was also a special time with the children, Candice led our worship and we had an original harvest song…
In this gathering we listen as the Springwater community share insights on Matthew18. There are some great comments concerning our positioning, attitude and vulnerability about becoming Christlike.
This Sunday our time together will begin combining a focus on children, youth and adults that will become one part of our various monthly weekend gatherings. This time together was a lovely time of being in community and listening to the wisdom of God through our focus on children. As we move forward we will look to hear God from the insights of the young people in our community and less from the adults.
This Sunday we celebrated relationship: relationship with each other and with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. During this gathering we were privileged to celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of Dave & Grace Turner, a relationship that has lasted more then 50 years. They first met when they were both 16 years old. During our gathering we also shared a celebration meal.
This week Mike hosts our combined worship, communion and prayers for a reflective time of focussing on Jesus who is our good news. We also hear a word from Robert and Linsey ties our time together.
In our gathering Linsey facilitates our time plus she, Candice and Ruth create a prayer and worship space that is powerful. Have a listen, the community singing is amazing. In this gathering we also explore the first part of Jesus family tree and see the wired, wacky and wonderful family line that God deemed appropriate to be linked with Jesus.
In our gathering Mike hosts us, Ros shares a moving insight of God at work, and Grace leads us in prayer and worship. This week we also have Hanni Griffith sharing how God walked with her through a challenging life. She has written about this journey in her book “I dared to open my suitcase”
In this weekend gathering we enjoy original music from Robert Brain, delve into creative prayer and hear the stories God has written in people’s lives. All the while seeking the Holy Spirit to help us to listen, learn and have our minds transformed to see God at work in our world and enable us to trust in the living reality of the way of Jesus.
In this weeks service we adjust slightly due to a change in participants. However, there is some great worship and we explore the way we discern the words that God gives to us. We will also be using a couple of examples from two recent words that were given to Kevin & Linsey for Springwater.
In this weeks service Candice leads us in worship wth some wonderful signing. Rosemary facilitates our prayer and Kevin enables a discussion on John 1:1-5 looking at how the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.