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Seeds + Sprouts

On Sunday 21st February we’ll be gathering at 4pm on Facebook Live & YouTube for song, stories and spiritual reflections (with a bit of banter in the chat). We’ll also reconvene for a 5:15 meet-up on Zoom.
Welcome – Danielle
Song – Kaleidoscope (IGB Band)

Question for Sharing (Ellie & Ali) – If your 2015 self were to meet your 2021 self, what would most surprise you about yourself?

Song – Side of the Road (Ross Spencer)

Prayer (Adam)

Almighty God,

you have created us out of the dust of the earth

and added stardust to every breath we take.

In the ashes we are mortal beings who suffer.

In the glitter we are immortal souls celebrating life.

We come from dust, we return to dust,

and in between, we glitter,

shimmer and dance in holy light.

Let us go forth, both marked and freed to serve our neighbour,

to loose the bonds of injustice,

and to shine as if our lives depended on it—

because they do!

Amen.

(Written by Rev Anne Craig)

Scripture Reading (Joel)

Mark 4:26-29

“Jesus also said, ‘The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.  The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.  And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.’”

Reflection (10-15 minutes) – Seeds & Sprouts (Ellie)

Song – Beautiful Things (Ali & Ellie)

Queer Virtue – Identity

Love Feast (Julia & Sam)

Song –Hum (Rachel)

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 to chat about today’s theme. Alternatively, there will be breakout rooms for those who just want a natter or would like to pray.

*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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