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Cake Sale Sunday, Boerie Rolls Friday 5-8pm & Thank you for your patience...

Hi Table View Methodist, BOERIE ROLLS TONIGHT AT CHURCH FROM 5-8PM R25 For Boerie Roll, R15 for Cooldrink CAKE SALE SUNDAY  Between 845 & 11am Service Yesterday (Thursday) I finally handed in my thesis; 150 pages on the topic: Is that your (real) child? Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging .  For those who are interested in these things here is the abstract (a short summary of the thesis), for those who aren't just skip past this bit: Abstract: Is that your (real) child?  Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging Is it possible to call the relationship between adoptive parents and adopted children real in the sense that a sacrament is real? This study is a reflection on Kelley Nikondeha’s book Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World (2017). Through qualitative analysis and reflection on available media and literature this study will explore: a) Some of the circumstances that lead to relinquishment through abortion, and abandonment, or to belo

Notices for Sunday 3 November

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Communion This Sunday I look forward to sharing communion with you this Sunday as we continue to reflect on the Apostle’s Creed.  This Sunday we will look at these lines: He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. An interesting difference between the creed used by Catholic churches and that by Protestant churches is the line:  “He descended to the dead…”   In the Catholic creed it reads:   “He descended into hell.”   These differences might cause some confusion and are based on Ephesians 4:9-10: 9  (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions [ c ] ?  10  He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) (NIV) And 1 Peter 4:6: For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they m