St Mary’s Zoom Service 28 June

To watch the Zoom communion service, click the link here.

Paul reflects on Matthew 10:40-42:

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous;  and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

 Something to think about

  • Jesus stresses the importance of ‘going out’, of interacting with others. He refers to ‘whoever welcomes you’ – and that leaves room for those who don’t! In what sense do we ‘go in the name of Jesus’? Is Jesus reflected in us, in our words and actions, or do we need specifically to say who we are?
  • A country’s new ambassador, meeting the Queen for the first time, will always offer her their ‘credentials’ – assuring her that she can trust them to speak on behalf of those who sent them. What credentials can we offer to show that we are sent by Jesus?
  • We also need to be reminded that sometimes we are to be a blessing to others by allowing them to care for us, by being gracious in receiving hospitality and kindness from others, as well as offering them. Do you find this difficult?

Next week is our All Age Service: do join us on Zoom then. To give you an idea of what an All Age Service is like, see the June Service here.

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