Do you have fellowship?

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Koinonia is a Greek word used in the New Testament describing Christian fellowship; first here in Acts 2:42“They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship (koinonia), to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”  Koinonia means more than having a coffee together after church; sharing (as in house groups) or partnership (as in church activities, like children and youth ministries) is closer to koinonia.

Two items of “news” came to my thoughts last Sunday: The first, the Bishop of Truro produced an Interim Report for Jeremy Hunt (Foreign Minister) on Persecution of Christians.  We usually think of persecution as being physical; false imprisonment, torture and ultimately death for one’s faith in Jesus; and this is a reality for many Christian brothers and sisters around the world. 

The second was the reading and sermon by Gerald from James 1v2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”  “Trials of many kinds” may be acute or chronic, physical or emotional They result in stress, anxiety, depression, doubt – no one is immune. James says, "Look at these trials as an opportunity to trust Jesus in a deeper way and so mature in one’s faith."

The early Christians had both persecution and trials; they also had koinonia.  As the Body of Christ on earth let us practice Christian sharing and partnership (koinonia) by:
•    praying for, and supporting, fellow Christians in other parts of the world who are being persecuted;
•    sharing our lives and praying for those known to us who are facing “trials of many kinds”.

Allen Foster

Sunday 12th May

9.00 am Holy Communion
11.00 am Morning Worship

10.45am Drop off for Junior Church and Youth



6.30pm to 8 pm Sunday 19th May 
KUBAKA event at Huntingdon Methodist Church

Kubaka means ‘let us rebuild’ in Kinyarwanda. An inspirational evening celebrating the transformation of Rwanda, which is being built on faith, hope, love and forgiveness.  It is a story that warms the heart and challenges the soul. Bishop Nathan Amooti is a stirring speaker with a great sense of humour

Dads' and Kids' Camping Trip 2019

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th June 2019

Burleigh Hill Farm - Somersham Road, St Ives
Contact Steve Moller for more Info - 07867 685475

Sailing on the Norfolk Broads


Saturday 29th June
to raise funds for Jigsaw
Contact Ray Latimer for more information

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