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Sunday Worship - 1st August 2021

Welcome to this morning's "Come Together on Sunday" Worship service.

Worship today is led by Rev Stuart Bell (in church and via Zoom)


We normally worship in church each week and also via Zoom, with a recording of the Zoom meeting published on Monday morning. If you are not currently on our mailing list for Zoom please contact Rev Christine: christineamfox@gmail.com


Click below on the red play button to start this morning's service video. You can also find the service on YouTube here if it isn’t working on the blog.


God Bless x



If you'd like to connect with Grangewood please contact us.

Rev Christine Fox: christineamfox@gmail.com


Thank you to all those who have been part of arranging this week's service.

Below you can find this weeks Message. Click here to find the whole worship sheet.


Message

It has been said that throughout many cultures and throughout time a basic source of nourishment is bread. And we may enjoy a whole range of different types of bread: sourdough, naan, baguettes, brioche, challah, ciabatta, pita, pumpernickel, whole-wheat and pizza ... so many delicious types of bread. And there is something very satisfying about baking bread and sharing bread together. Bread: symbolic of vital sustenance. It is reflected in sayings such as ‘breadwinner’ and ‘putting bread on the table’. The psalm recollects that time following the exodus when the people wandered in the wilderness; food was in short supply. And God supplied manna - ‘bread from heaven’. Each day they were nourished on the bread. The reading from John takes place after the report of the feeding of the 5,000 men. Later the people looked for Jesus and in their dialogue referred to that time after the exodus: “Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” Jesus replied, “Truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. ”The people responded - asking for that bread. And Jesus said: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry”. The Bread of Life: vital sustenance for our lives, our journey of faith. Jesus said: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry”.

So ... Come: come as those who journeyed in the wilderness, come everyday.

Believe

Receive

and give thanks.



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