A very warm welcome to St John’s, Walton!
We’re a lively, friendly church seeking to “Know Jesus and make Him known” through being a “Community for the Community.” It would be great to welcome you in person at one of our Sunday services or Tuesday service and lunch.
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Brian Magorrian (Vicar)
Our regular Sunday morning services....
9.00 am Holy Communion
10.45 am Family Celebration
Following our Commitment Sunday, we are starting the New Year with a study of the book of the prophet Amos at 9.00 and 10.45 am.
We’ve called the series ‘Amos: a prophet for our time.’
Considering Amos preached in the 8th century BC, you might think this was a rather odd title, but we hope to show that, despite Amos coming from a very different age and a very different culture, his message still sounds remarkably relevant.
The attitudes, the social injustices, the complacency, the pride, and the indifference to the suffering of others – which his preaching brings into sharp focus – has a striking contemporary feel.
Prepare to be challenged as Amos holds up a mirror to a society, which has many parallels to ours.
God’s word through Amos to them – his word of judgement and his call to a change of heart – is a word for us too.
That word calls us to recognise what’s wrong and to work for something better – something that will result in real change in our world.
The prophecy concludes with a wonderful portrayal of the future restoration, which is open to all who respond to God’s word through Amos.
It’s very appropriate to focus on such a message as this, as we move towards Lent, to the cross and to the climax of Easter.