Reigate Park Church
Weekly News - 19th October 2023
Travelling together with Jesus in faith, hope and love.
Reaching out with God's care and love for all.
This Sunday our service will be led by Revd Jenny Mills, URC Secretary for Education & Learning. Here is a little bit about Jenny, for those who don't know her: "The Revd Jenny Mills was a member of Reigate Park URC aged 16 and went off to College at 18 and has been a frequent visitor on and off for the last 40 years! She trained as a Primary School teacher and, after 21 years, responded to a call on her life and was Ordained as a URC Minister of the Word and Sacraments. She served in pastoral ministry for 12 years and for the past 3 years has served as Secretary for Education and Learning for the URC, where she works with our Resource Centres for Learning and those responsible for training in Synods, overseeing learning and training in the URC. Jenny lives with her husband, Aldam (a Special Needs teacher and Assistant Head), in Milton Keynes and has 3 grown up children- Harriet, a Primary School teacher; Abby, a Shopper Marketing Manager for a company selling beauty and cleaning products; and AJ, a Production Manager for an Events company." The theme of Jenny's service will be "Journeying". Matthew 22.15-22
Jewish leaders seek to entrap Jesus with a question about allegiance to the emperor and to God. Jesus counters with a carefully worded answer: give to each what they are due. The leaders are amazed at his teaching and leave him alone – for now. Religious leaders pose challenging questions to Jesus, testing his position to civil and Jewish Law. Jesus’ response to those leaders challenges us about our responses to giving and stewardship as we explore what it means to be a child of God. As usual our service will start at 10am Order of Service:
Notices Call to Worship Hymn R&S 483 - We are your people (tune Fifehead) Offertory Prayer Prayers and Lord’s Prayer Introduction to the theme Bible Reading: Exodus 33:12-23 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition NRSVUE) Hymn R&S 547 - Moses, I know you’re the man Children leave As you leave for Junior Church may the love of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you And also with you (response by Junior Church) Bible Reading: Matthew 22:15-22 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition NRSVUE) Hymn R&S 549 - One more step along the world I go Sermon Hymn R&S 326 - Loving Spirit Prayers of Intercession Hymn - God who sets us on a journey (words on leaflet) Prayer and Blessing Please join us for tea, coffee and chat in the Hall after the service. Lynne Skinner is leading worship at Sompting URC this Sunday. We send our love and best wishes with Lynne to all our friends at Sompting.
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Margaret Samuel will be our Organist this week.
The flowers this Sunday have been provided by Ray Edwards and arranged by Anna Burgess.
Paula, Andrew & Charlie are looking forward to seeing lots of children & young people there on Sunday for another fun filled session.. Please remember to collect your children from the Lower Stage Room at the end of the session.