Welcome to the online Fetteresso Church Service - Church At Home for this week.
Just follow through the video clips for our digital service.
I wonder how many of you have been making good use of your measuring tapes to measure up your outside social distance space? Above is a picture of my measuring tape and we have certainly made good use of this. Along with the measuring, I am sure you have had to grapple with the logistics of how you give someone a cup of tea safely.
This is all so you can meet up within the current guidelines and give hospitality outside in this stage of the Covid-19 era.
Well, today's sermon by Matt Sinar, finishes our look at Matthew Chapter 10, in fact the two short verses that conclude that chapter. Well this is about hospitality but not giving hospitality but receiving hospitality. Matt unpacks and explores that among other things in the context of Jesus sending out the Disciples.
Jesus in verse 9 of chapter 10 gives a long list to the disciples of what not to take!!!!! – so there were no Hotel reservations. They were going to have to be reliant on the hospitality of others. Jesus wanted to ensure that his disciples were in a community with people where they were in their own homes. That was the best way to ensure that the Disciples started to build relationships. That would mean they were in a much better position to share the deeper truths of The Kingdom of heaven.
Just wonder how we as a Church will measure-up? The call is still the same - Go preach the Good News. However, especially in these days we are going to have to be more and more in the Community. Helping and being alongside, building resilience and being Church in community and in partnership with others.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets,
the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
to equip his people for works of service,
so that the body of Christ may be built up
until we all reach unity in the faith
and in the knowledge of the Son of God
and become mature, attaining to
the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
(Ephesians 4 v 11-13)
And just in case you were wondering why there is a length of string among my measuring devices in the picture at the top of this page. Well that is a better measurement of weight gain than Body Mass Index (BMI). I think that someone must have cut off 1 inch from that piece of string!!!!!!!!
Keep Safe and Keep Singing
At the Name of Jesus
Prayers (led by Rev Dr Fyfe Blair)
Only by Grace
Head, Heart, Hands
Faith as tiny as a seed
Bible Reading - Matthew 10: 40-42 (by Clem Stewart)
Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You
Sermon - Matthew 10: 40-42 - "Your Reward" (by Matt Sinar)
(Choir Anthem) I will sing your Glory and Praise
(Musical Reflection) Hide Me Now
The Lord's My Shepherd, and Closing Blessing