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New Wine Breaks Out 11am on 2 August 2020

GHM at New Wine in 2019

This week on Sunday there is a lot going on!

  1. We are not meeting online till 11am
  2. We will be joining in with the National New Wine Conference – see below
  3. No zoom coffee after church because…..
  4. We’re meeting in real life with a Picnic followed by communion from 1-3pm at St Martin’s

New Wine Breaks Out

New Wine starts on Thursday 30th July at 8pm. Sessions continue over a long weekend – please take advantage of this great opportunity.

Clicking on this link takes you to all the content: https://breaksout.new-wine.org/programme/

Arena and Impact are for adults, you can choose! When we go as a church we usually go to Impact – but no pressure.

Luminosity is for teenagers, 11-18. There are also Kids sessions

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Sunday 26 July – Psalm 25 – Shame

We are continuing our service on Sunday at 10.30 in front of a screen with Psalm 25 – another honest Psalm, looking at how God can take away our shame, and can free us from fear of shame going forward.
Afterwards we’ll meet and chat over Zoom at 11.30

All the links you need for Sunday services and Zoom Coffee are here:

https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM – feel free to bookmark it.

Next Sunday – 2 August 2020

Many of us would have been at the New Wine camp next Sunday. We will join with many others at the New Wine Youtube service next week.

We’ll emulate camping by having a picnic together on the grass behind St Martin’s. Please bring everything you need with you.
Picnic 1-3pm
We’ll end with a short communion service to celebrate our first real life meet up!

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Sunday 19 July 2020 – Psalms – Despair

I hope you can join us on Sunday at 10.30 in front of a screen. Afterwards we’ll meet and chat over Zoom at 11.30

All the links you need for Sunday services and Zoom Coffee are here:

https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM – feel free to bookmark it.

We are continuing our series on the Psalms and this third week the theme is ‘Despair’. Over one third of the psalms are passionate expressions of grief or despair – we’ll look at Psalm 31 to find out what the psalmist does when overwhelmed with distress and how others have found their footing again.

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Sunday 12 July 2020 – Honest to God – The Psalms

This Sunday we continue our series on Psalms – our theme is "Fear". Psalm 142

All the links you need for Sunday services and Zoom Coffee are here:

https://linktr.ee/ParishofGHM – feel free to bookmark it.

Last week after our introduction to the Psalms we split into three groups and wrote a Psalm together in our Zoom coffee.

Here are the results. When the new Archbishop of York visits Bradford we’ll propose them to the powers that be with the following names!

Psalm 151

God you are looking after me constantly at this difficult time – but I sometimes feel you are not answering me. In my life you have supported me and held me. You’ve opened my eyes

Help me to tell others about you, to love them and be patient. Help me to know what you want me to do and to understand your ways.

I struggle with putting you first. I struggle with the confusion at the moment.

I trust that you are always at work in the world and in control.

Psalm 152

God you are Gracious and Patient. You are Kind and Loving. Why are you losing followers?

In my life you have guided and protected me. You have been faithful and provided abundantly, give me faith and courage to overcome.

Help me to trust you and to know the right steps for me today. Help me to pray for Iran.

I struggle when I am feeling disconnected with you and others. I struggle with grief and trusting you through the chaos

I trust that you are working even when I cannot see it. I trust that you are faithful and in control of my life.

Psalm 153

God you are Everything! A glorious certainty to me and the strength that keeps me grounded.

In my life you have always been there. You have never failed to amaze me. You have placed peace and hope on my heart. You have been my refuge

Help me to share your goodness with others and to find my rest in You.

Help me to never wander away from You, I want to see Your glory and to be at peace.

I struggle with my loss of independence; with the hostility and division I see around me. Everything in me wants to shout: LISTEN! Get a grip!!

I trust that you are working out your purposes in me and those around me. Guide us on the right path.

You are bigger than I can ever understand.

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Sunday 5 July 2020 – Introduction to the Psalms

As usual our service on Sunday will be going live at 10.30am on Our Youtube Channel – We begin to look at the Psalms in our new series “Honest to God”

How do we call out to GOD and share our joy, anger, lament with him – Does he even want to hear? Do we dare to be honest about how we feel?

The Psalms are exactly that – honest conversation – from us to God and back again. Join us as we start a new series looking at why the Psalms are important and some of the major themes we can all identify with.

This week we will be introducing the series and spending some time looking at Psalms and how they are part of our worship and form Honest conversations to God.

We will have space for us to write our own version of a Psalm. Please join us for coffee afterwards as our breakout groups will include space and time with facilitators to create a Psalm together.

All you need is a A4 piece of paper or a print out of this document.

See you on Sunday..

Coffee time link here: https://zoom.us/j/91925093710?pwd=Y3FaQ3RsUUxLRkY4U0ZCalNRaVBWZz09

Meeting ID: 919 2509 3710 Password: 206671

Giving

Many of you have asked about continued giving to the Church.

The short answer is “Yes Please!”. If you use envelopes – keep going – we’ll collect them one day! If you want to give in other ways including online this page has some encouragement and some options.

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Sunday 28th June 2020 – To the Ends of the Earth

This Sunday we finish our mini series on the Holy Spirit and the Challenge Jesus gave to all who follow him. We have got to "The Ends of the Earth".
Don’t forget a pen and A4 paper!

We have 2 interviews this week – one is from missionaries that our Parish supports. If you didn’t know about the Torren family working in Kyiv, Ukraine you can find out more here. Sarah used to attend St Philip’s Church.

In the coming week we will be praying and blessing the Parish by leaving hearts with a tag on them saying that we’re praying and offering the opportunity to send in prayers. Meeting details are not entirely finalised but they will be available here soon.

Next week we will start a new series to take us through the summer. It is called "Honest to God" and we will be looking at the Psalms together.

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Sunday 21 June 2020 – Going to Samaria

We meet online this Sunday again at 10.30am

This week our topic is "Going to Samaria" – to the other, to ‘them’, to those we find hard.

We have started a phone in service on Wednesdays at 10.30am. We have contacted all those who would usually attend this service, but if we’ve missed you out – please get in touch.

Many of you have asked about continued giving to the Church.

The short answer is "Yes Please!". If you use envelopes – keep going – we’ll collect them one day! If you want to give in other ways including online this page has some encouragement and some options.

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Sunday 14 June 2020 – “Taking the Gospel to Judea”

This week we are going to be looking at what “Taking the Gospel to Judea” could mean for us today. What does Judea represent for our everyday life and what can we learn from the Disciples in Acts. Our Youtube Channel

We will be looking at Acts 3 – 4:31 which is an easy reading story but also quite long – it would be good if you had time to read the story beforehand. As we will have time to get stuck into the unfolding story and its what that means for us today. Please come armed with a piece of paper and a pen each or print this document off.

We will have space for some reflection or conversation within your households as we go – it could even spill over into coffee break out groups if you would like.

Coffee time link here: https://zoom.us/j/91925093710?pwd=Y3FaQ3RsUUxLRkY4U0ZCalNRaVBWZz09

Meeting ID: 919 2509 3710 Password: 206671

Questions about Lockdown

On another note – we have been asking questions about how the Lockdown has changed how we do church and what we think about church. We have four questions and have made a list of statements under each. Please can you fill this in online ASAP? Even if you had a hand in making it – please still fill it in!

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Trinity Sunday – 7 June 2020

We hope you can join us again this Sunday 10.30am. https://bit.ly/GHMVideo is the link as usual – you’ll need paper and a pen as usual too!

We are continuing our theme of looking at what the verse in Acts 1 means

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

This week we look at Jerusalem.

It was a bit of a rush for coffee afterwards so perhaps we’ll move it back to 11.30 again?
Please join us with this link:
https://zoom.us/j/91925093710?pwd=Y3FaQ3RsUUxLRkY4U0ZCalNRaVBWZz09
For Manual operators!
Meeting ID: 919 2509 3710
Password: 206671

Also on Sunday is another Hope on the Edge Event that would have been at the Cathedral. It’s going to be online. Details here:

We warmly invite you to join us for our next ‘Hope on the Edge’ event on Sunday June 7th at 6 pm. Previous ‘Hope on the Edge’ events have taken place in Bradford Cathedral, and have enabled people to come together for prayer about matters of local or international concern. This event, entitled ‘Care and Prayer for Planet Earth’ we be ‘on-line’ and the following link gives more information and has a link to the Youtube video.

https://www.bradfordcathedral.org/worship/online-hope-on-the-edge/

The event will also be available on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/events/237219710862150/