Hazelwell Church

Hazelwell Contact 16th August 2020

15 Aug 2020 • Weekly Notices

Hazelwell Weekly Contact 16th August 2020

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Prayers are requested for:-

Residents of Newlands Road & Lewis Road.

All those injured or bereaved as a result of the train derailment in Aberdeenshire

All members of our Hazelwell family

The veterans and those who were bereaved, injured or suffered as a result of the war in Burma and Japan, remembered yesterday.

Return to Church

Advice has been sought from experts in the technology required to facilitate services under the current requirements. The guidelines continue to change and our risk assessments are being adjusted accordingly. We do know we will all have to wear masks when we return.

We hope to resume Sunday worship from September 6th.

There is a limited number who can be accommodated allowing for social distancing measures. Therefore, those who wish to attend any service will need to contact Janet at a specified time (yet to be decided) in the week before the service to avoid disappointment. We hope in this way, to ensure that all who wish to join us for services are able to do so.

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am

Please use the link below for this Sunday's service, (and subsequent services)

led, this week by Mary - all welcome

You are warmly invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Hazelwell Morning Worship

Time: Aug 16, 2020 10:00 AM London

Every week on Sun,

Aug 16, 2020 10:00 AM

Aug 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Aug 30, 2020 10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89087353006?pwd=UkxDR0RSK2FPV0RrOW5JeWJTWEozUT09

Meeting ID: 890 8735 3006

Passcode: 921085

Sunday Worship resources

There are broadcast Sunday services each week on radio & television as follows:-


Radio 4. 8.10am. Sunday Worship

BBC 1 1.15 pm. Songs of Praise

B30 Foodbank - w/e AUGUST 8th 2020

Last week we fed 130people (74 adults 56 children) on 61 vouchers We received in 1826kgs in donations and we used 1362kgs of food

Urgently needed Smash (lots), rice pudding, tinned potato, tinned spaghetti, tinned fruit/puddings, custard, hot chocolate, single packed toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, size 4 and 7 nappies,
Lower in Stock fruit juice, tinned tomato, treats, tinned macaroni cheese, noodles, jam, squash.
Well stocked Not Required Currently
Baked beans, soup, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, fish, meat, vegetables, pasta sauce, biscuits, sanitary wear, shower gel, soap, toilet roll, bottled water, carrier bags

Foodbank App. The app is updated weekly. Go to your app provider and download Foodbank Redemption Media and then open B30 .

Warehousing: B30 Foodbank Warehouse, is at 17 Castle Rd, Kings Norton Business Park, B30 3HZ. 2.00-4.00 on Tuesday and Friday.

B30 Foodbank, The Cotteridge Church, 24 Pershore Road South.

info@b30foodbank.org.uk 07582 143972


Reflection. (based onMatthew 15:21-28 )

Terrance Klein August 12, 2020

Think of all the stories that St. Matthew might have shared. Why does he tell us of the Canaanite woman? In hearing her story, how do we encounter Jesus?

She comes to Jesus in faith. Once again, what is faith? Faith is an experience of God. Faith happens whenever you become aware that you are not alone, that another who is not of this world is nonetheless in front of you.

This Canaanite woman is a model of faith. Jesus is away from his home ground, among the Gentiles. He is a stranger to this woman. She has only heard about him, yet she is sure that God has entered her life in the person of this Jewish prophet. Think of her resolution, the risk she runs.

How does she address this man, who is both stranger and savior?

Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!
My daughter is tormented by a demon (Mt 15:22).

Having only heard of him, she nonetheless opens herself to him. This is what we are to do. Remember, the Gospels are both good news and guide. They proclaim Christ. He comes to us through them.

We stand when the Gospels are read because we believe that we are welcoming Jesus, the living Word of God, who has come into our midst.

What happens? Jesus does not respond to her need. Or does he? She comes, asking him for healing. Instead, he preaches to her. He offers a little parable:

It is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs (Mt 15:26).

How often have we come here, knowing what we need, asking it fervently of the Lord, only to be met with more words? With parables and prophecies rather than solutions?

Christ does not coddle this woman. He bluntly tells her where she stands in God’s plan of salvation. Yet she is not repelled by his parable. She engages it. She receives a seemingly sterile word and ponders it into grace. Such a woman of faith! She recognizes that God is in her world, and she opens herself to him. She humbly accepts God’s judgment upon her world. Then she opens herself again. She replies to the parable:

Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
that fall from the table of their masters (Mt 15:27).

And then she hears:

O woman, great is your faith!
Let it be done for you as you wish (Mt 15:28).

What is faith? It is a recognition that we are in the presence of someone not of this world. Not that we see God. In this world, God is not given to our sight. The Canaanite woman sees only a prophet, but she perceives God in him. First, she opens herself to the God beyond the man and receives a word, a teaching, the good news of salvation, the Gospel. Then she opens herself to this as well, and she is healed. What is faith? We perceive. We open. We listen. We receive, and we live.




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