Monthly Archives: March 2017

Good Evening Holy Trinity

I was sat at the concert, minding my own business when unexpectedly I heard: ‘Good evening Holy Trinity!’ It turned out that the person speaking was announcing that pupils from Holy Trinity school were there but their announcement caught me … Continue reading

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Flowers for Mothers Day: Creative ideas on the theme of Nurture and Encouragement

Mothers day services can be difficult. Many people in church will want to celebrate mothers and family life but many who are there will also find it a painful day. At Orchard Baptist we try to celebrate mothers day whist at … Continue reading

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The one about Money, Giving, Red Nose Day and the Lottery

Originally posted on Honest about my faith:
If you are living in the UK, then you will have noticed that it is Red Nose Day. In 2013 Red Nose Day raised just over 100 million (£100,331,808 if you want to be…

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The one about realizing that we are miracles

I’ve only waited 30 years for an answer but as I prepared last week’s sermon I understood why I hadn’t walked on water all those years ago. I had stood on the edge of the swimming pool during a school … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Gift ideas from Churches

Many churches choose to give gifts to ladies on Mothers Day and this is usually a few flowers or a small plant. These flowers can be very beautiful or a bit wilted depending on your budget and the person who … Continue reading

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Every Church needs a Lucy

So, I asked my daughter if she would rather go to our church or the church that she had visited with me the week before. She said that she would like to go back to the other church and when I asked … Continue reading

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Lent Reflection 2: What do we need in life?

When Jesus said that ‘people do not live by bread alone’, was he reminding us that there is more to life than just surviving? When he said this, he had been fasting for 40 days and 40 nights and the … Continue reading

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I Feel Like that Antelope

At Orchard Baptist, we sometimes project video footage behind song words and I often tell people the story of the wildlife footage that our computer operator used once (and I stress the word once!) We had been singing about God being the … Continue reading

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The Man Comes Around: Some thoughts about the Logan End Credits Song

At the end of watching ‘Logan’ I sat in the cinema and waited for the usual Marvel film end credits scene. As I waited (very impatiently!) I began to notice the Biblical references in the lyrics of the song being … Continue reading

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I do believe in Miracles!

I took my youngest to spend her birthday money and miraculously we were in and out of the shop within 15 minutes. My daughter was so pleased with her giant teddy that as soon as she got him home, she dressed … Continue reading

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