A warm welcome
Come to this table,
not because you must, but because you may,
not because you are strong, but because you are weak.
Come, not because any goodness of your own gives you a right to come,
but because you need mercy and help.
Come, because you love the Lord a little
and would like to love him more.
Come, because he loved you and gave himself for you.
Come and meet the risen Christ, for we are his Body.
9:15am Holy Communion at St Bartholomew’s, Marsden
11:15am Holy Communion at St James’, Slaithwaite
Online following this link
Offline paper copies are available on request
9:30am Morning Prayer in a public space in Marsden
9:30am Morning Prayer is said in St James’, Slaithwaite
(we hope to restart Oasis as soon as it is safe to do that)
9:30am Morning Prayer is said in St Bartholomew’s, Marsden
(we hope to return to BCP Holy Communion at a later date)
9:30am Morning Prayer in a public space in Slaithwaite
Saturday 31st October, 11am – 12:30pm: Join us for an outdoor ‘harvest craft activity’ family time, with prayers and a short chat about the Bible. We may even have a Treasure Hunt based on the Bible reading. Please bring dried goods and tinned food bagged up as a Harvest Donation for our collection for the Welcome Centre.
Everyone is welcome
Everyone is welcome to join us for worship at St Bartholomew’s, St James’ and Shred Churches. We make every effort to extend a warm welcome whether you are new here, whether you are returning, or whether you are here every week – the welcome is the welcome that Jesus Christ offers…
Jesus said: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jesus also talked about receiving faith, “Ask and it will be given. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened for you.”
If you find any difficulty with the service, please speak to our Church Wardens or welcome team who will try to support you, or if there is a problem we were unaware of will we try to address it for future services. We are simply trying to worship God as best as we are able, and hope that this includes everyone
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
[I first heard the welcome, “Come to this table, not because you must, but because you may…” when studying Theology at Cranmer Hall. It comes from the work of “The Simple Pastor” © The Simple Pastor 2020]