Gatherings by Kevin Potter
On Sunday we started our journey through Advent and this season we are going to focus on the Jesse Trees. These are the male and female ancestry lines of Jesus. Our time included creativity, worship, prayer, stories and spending time together. In our gathering we gave some background, worked together creatively and explored where we give Hope Peace, Joy and Love this season. It was lovely to see our children taking part and giving their insights.
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.
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.
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 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.
What about Tomorrow? What would you give yourself for?
This week our Church community celebrates Father’s Day, and reflects on Acts chapter 3- 4. We spend time in worship conversation and prayer.
This week we meet in the Biblical Garden for a gathering in the sunshine. In our time together Chris leads us in Communion, Grace facilitates our prayer time and Robert & his son Andrew help us sing together and worship God. Our gathering on the weekend is a very sacred space and many people are sensing the presence of the Holy spirit as we meet on the weekend. We would encourage people to come along and join us and bring…
Springwater Pentecost service. Due to technical support issues we were not able to live stream on Sunday the 23rd May, but hope you will be able to engage with the service at some point now it has been uploaded to YouTube. The morning at Springwater on Sunday was a special time with the presence of the Spirit tangibly present in our midst. In the service Linsey leads us in music and scripture, Grace in community prayer and Kevin helps us…