I Welcome you unto myself,
I reach out to embrace you
All I can do is turn my head toward you
That is enough my child, that is enough,
God of joy, help me to see that true happiness comes from you. Fill me with your love and lead me to serve others in whatever way I can. Amen.
Matthew 20:17-28 17
While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; 19 then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.” 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 22 But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?”[a] They said to him, “We are able.” 23 He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” 24 When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 26 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
“Hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody, you’re not hurting the person you hate. You’re hurting yourself. And that’s a healing. Actually, it’s a real healing, forgiveness.” Louis Zamperini
22nd March 9am Colan;
Finances Brain Storming Session over lunch 1pm-2pm Do you have ideas how we can effectively raise money in ways we have no yet imagined. Let CMQ know that you are coming.
5th April Confirmation Class over lunch 1-3pm Do you wish to explore getting confirmed, then come to this class and let CMQ know that you are coming.
10th April Good Friday Workshops for children. Come and build our Easter Garden, take part in the story of Jesus and enjoy hot cross buns plus other activities. 10-12.30 in Church
11th April Easter Spring Fayre with all the usual stalls. Grab a bargain, enjoy a cuppa. If you wish to run a stall for yourselves please contact Jeanette Yabsley.
16th/17th May 24 Hour Fundraising Muse-a-thon. Come to various concerts throughout the two days and night, including songs of praise. Come in for refreshments at any time and support the artists. If you wish to take part, even if only for five minutes please let Don know on 01726 61153