Readings: Exodus 12: 1-14, and Luke 22: 7-23. Jo introduced us (children included) to the wonderment of bubbles and used this as an illustration of how something can be wonderfully experienced if not fully understood. In the same way we can experience a closeness to God and forgiveness of our faults in the act of the Communion service in remembrance of what Christ has done for us.
Readings: Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 23:26-49. Sue explores the issue of prayer in a very practical way, encouraging us to be real in prayer and to expect answers. There is a challenge for us to pray for and encourage each other as well as those we meet in our daily lives.
Readings - Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Luke 2:2-40, and Galatians 4:4-7. David looked at the coming of Jesus as a fulfilment of what God has promised for his people, and the fact that Jesus promises continue to bless us and enable us to be everything that he wants us to be - to give glory to God and to share faith with others.
Reading: Acts 20:17-38. This was Bishop Mark's first visit to preach with us. He looked at the reasons for mission, and in particular that it is God's mission in which we participate. He looked at motivation and method and give much insight into how we can all contribute towards the spread of the Gospel message.