21 Aug 2020 • Weekly Notices
Prayers are requested for:-
All those who have had exam assessments in the last fortnight and who are now planning for the next stage of their future.
All who live in countries or areas newly locked down again because of a resurgence of Covid 19
Return to Church
(We currently plan to continue to relay services via Zoom).
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
Please use the link below for this Sunday's service, (and subsequent services)
led, this week by Arch Deacon Jenny Tomlinson - all welcome
Aug 23, 2020 10:00 AM
Aug 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Sep 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Sep 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Sep 20, 2020 10:00 AM
Sep 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890 8735 3006
B30 Foodbank - w/e AUGUST 8th 2020
Last week we fed 84people (52 adults 56 34children) on 39 vouchers We received in 1008kgs in donations and we used 847kgs of food
Urgently needed Smash (lots), rice pudding, tinned potato, tinned spaghetti, tinned fruit/puddings, custard, hot chocolate, single packed toothbrushes shampoo, deodorant, , Lower in Stock fruit juice, tinned tomato, treats, tinned macaroni cheese, noodles, jam, squash. Well stocked Not Required CurrentlyBaked 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 07582 143972
A daily reflection from RVA
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” - Matthew 13:44
Here are three things to reflect upon in regard to this passage: 1) The Kingdom of God is like a “treasure;” 2) It’s hidden, waiting to be found; 3) When discovered, it’s worth giving up everything we have to obtain it.
First, it’s helpful to reflect upon the image of the Kingdom of God being like a treasure. The image of a treasure brings with it various lessons. A treasure is often considered enough to make one rich if found. If it were not of such great value it would not be considered a treasure. Thus, the first lesson we should take is that the value of the Kingdom of God is great. In fact, it’s infinite in value. Yet so many people see it as something undesirable and choose many other “treasures” in its place.
Second, it’s hidden. It’s hidden not in the sense that God does not want us to discover it; rather, it’s hidden in the sense that God does want us to discover it. It’s waiting for us, waiting to be discovered and rejoiced in when found. This also reveals the great excitement one has in making this authentic discovery of the Kingdom of God in our midst.
Third, when someone discovers the riches of the Kingdom of God and the riches of the life of grace, the experience should be so awe-inspiring that there is little hesitancy in making the choice to give everything up so as to obtain that which was found. What joy there is in coming to an awareness of the life of grace and mercy! It’s a discovery that will change one’s life and lead one to abandon all else in pursuit of the new treasure that has been discovered.
Reflect, today, upon your own experience of discovering the Kingdom of God. Have you allowed yourself to be drawn into amazement at the value of this treasure? If so, have you also allowed the discovery of this life of grace to so deeply attract you that you are ready and willing to give up everything to acquire it? Put your eyes upon this gift of infinite value and allow the Lord to direct you in its pursuit.
Lord, I love You and I thank You for the treasure of the Kingdom that You have prepared for me. Help me to make this hidden discovery each and every day in a more complete and awe-inspiring way. As I discover this treasure, give me the courage I need to abandon every other selfish endeavour in life so that I may seek this one and only gift. Jesus, I trust in You.