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Pastoral Note - 29 April 2015

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Hi Table View Methodist Family, First, I look forward to worshipping with and sharing communion with you this Sunday at 8, 930 and 11am .   Our Scripture readings for this Sunday are Acts 8:26-40 ,  Psalm 22:25-31 , 1 John 4:7-21 &  John 15:1-8 .   I invite you to read them before the service – or follow up on them using the Read Think Pray, published in the notices or if you’d like daily devotions emailed to you subscribe at www.readthinkpray.org   Thank you so much for the Sabbatical break that I enjoyed over the past few weeks. For those who don’t know this is my tenth year of ministry in the Methodist Church and in this year I get 90 days of leave.   The highlight of these leave days is the opportunity to go to church and not preach or lead for a change!   I will be taking more leave in July. Mission Over the next few months I would like us to intentionally explore God’s calling on us as a church in this place.   As a Methodist Church we have a framework wi

Easter Sunday Services

8, 930 and 11am (isiXhosa).

Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2015

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Good Friday, Easter Sunday Hi Table View Methodist Family, Good Friday services take place from 8-9am and 930-1130am this coming Friday.  The 930 service will be based on the seven words that Jesus spoke from the cross: Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do. Luke 23:43: Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. John 19:26–27: Woman, behold your son. Son Behold your mother. Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? John 19:28: I thirst. John 19:29-30: It is finished. Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. I look forward to seeing you on Good Friday. On Thursday night from 730pm we will prayerfully read through the final hours of Jesus life.  The service is a service of readings and silent prayer; for each reading we extinguish one of seven candles until all are extinguished and then we leave the church in silence. On Easter Sunday we will meet at 8am, 930am and 11am