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Online Inclusive Worship Gathering – 4 October at 4pm on FB Live & YouTube

On Sunday, 20th September at 4pm (GMT) we will gather on Facebook Live (or on YouTube) with interactive discussions afterwards at 5:15. (Join via this Zoom link.**).  Lots of folks enjoy interacting in the comments on Facebook Live as we meet together at 4.

Welcome (Danielle)

Song –  Oceans (Nic)

Question for Sharing (Zoe & Adam)

Have you ever found something you thought you had lost? (It could be a literal thing, or something a bit more metaphysical!)”

Hope: A Litany Claiming That Another World Is Possible and On Its Way by Zhailon Levingston (Moseley Community Group)

ONE: We are made in the likeness of Eternal Creativity.
ALL: Another world is possible and on its way.
ONE: Its insistence moves us into being and imagines for us worlds beyond our hopelessness.
ALL: Another world is possible and on its way.
ONE: We are made to collaborate with those around us to build deeper connections and sustainability around new ways of doing life together.
ALL: Another world is possible and on its way.
ONE: We are making space in our world for doubt and uncertainty by calling out fear and isolationism. ALL: Another world is possible and on its way.
ONE: This is the truth about us. It always has been and always will be. ALL: A new world is both here and arriving. We wait for it, usher it, greet it as a hopeful people. Amen.

Story – Cam

Reading – Matthew 13:44-52 (Tom)

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

47 “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.

“Yes,” they replied.

52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

Reflection– Hidden Treasure & Fishets: Kingdom Stories Pt 2 (Danielle)

Song –  (Rachel)

Love Feast (Jo & Tash)

Song – It Must Be Love (Eeek)

What’s Coming up (Danielle) *

Blessing: “May we live fully, love wastefully and have the courage to be all that God has created us to be.”

After our Worship Gathering, you are invited to join us at 5:15 on Zoom for a chat! We’ll break into 2 groups – one group will chat about themes from today’s gathering, and the other group will have just a casual natter! Most of our Community Group leaders will be on the Zoom to say hello.  Join us via this link (Meeting ID: 853 6699 5635, Passcode: 123674)

*If you are part of our community and would like to make a gift toward Inclusive Gathering Birmingham, you can do that here. Anything you give helps to support the costs of making church happen and allows us to be generous as a community. There’s no pressure to give!

If you’ve got any questions about Inclusive Gathering Birmingham or would like to have a chat with someone from our community, please email newchurchbirmingham@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch.

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