October is the month in which we celebrate the harvest – see inside for details of how you can join in with that celebration at St John‟s!
The German mystic Meister Eckhart is reputed to have said that if the only prayer you make is "thank you,‟ that will suffice. When we take time during harvest to thank and praise God for the gifts of food and weather; especially plants which mature in autumn and nourish us all year, we recognise that our achievements are not fully our own. We recognise our reliance on God for all that we have.
As we move into the final quarter of 2014, it is good to take time out and look back over the year. What are the things that you need to say "Thank you,‟ to God for this year?
Rev’d Karen Bradley
King's Cross comes to Walton!
We have started a major new sermon series called “King’s Cross” based on the Gospel of Mark focusing on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The series is based on the book “King’s Cross” by Timothy Keller, a reflection on the Christian belief that Jesus is at the centre of cosmic and human history as well as the founding principle of our lives. The story of the world - and how we fit into it – can be understood by studying the story of Jesus. Mark’s account of Jesus’s life can be split into two parts. Before Christmas we’re going to look at His identity as King over all things (chapters 1-8) and then after Christmas until Easter we’ll explore His purpose in dying on the Cross (chapters 9-16).
Every blessing, Brian