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A Friend Indeed

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I am fortunate that I have so many friends among the fellowship at St James’. Friends aren’t there to solve your problems, prevent bad things happening, or even heal you when you’re sick. No, they bring comfort, encouragement, the company of fellow travellers on this great journey of life.

Over the years I have often reflected on that great hymn by Joseph Scrivens, “What a Friend we have in Jesus”, written to comfort his sick mother then far away, but inspired by the discovery through the terrible tragedies that had afflicted him that Jesus was indeed his most dependable friend. 

Jesus experienced in person just about every challenge that life can provide: temptation, poverty, rejection, injustice, torture, grief pain and death, so truly he can know our situations and our needs. He said:

“Greater love has no-one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” John 15:13

He said we are his friends. We can count on that, and through our prayers affirm the truth that Joseph Scrivens learnt:

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Martin Johnson

Sunday 5th May

9.00 am Morning Prayer
11.00 am Family Service

 

1.00 pm Lunch for those attending...
2.00 pm Seminar: Families Living out the Gospel at Home

COME AND HEAR RWANDAN BISHOP NATHAN AMOOTI

MPUK celebrates God’s transforming work in Rwanda over the 25 years since the 1994 genocide

3 to 3.45 pm Wednesday 8th May 
Informal welcome tea on the day Bishop Nathan arrives

St James Parish Centre 

6.30pm to 8 pm Sunday May 19th
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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