Weekly Update #46: Sunday 14 February 2021

St Columba’s United Reformed Church

30 Northumberland Square | North Shields | NE30 1PW
Weekly Update #46: Sunday ❤ 14th February 2021 ❤

From the Minister,                    Show the Love

Show the love green heart
Q: What do lovers, people with epilepsy, and beekeepers have in common?  A: Valentine is their patron saint. Valentine, whoever he was (and that’s not certain) gets recruited not just for romantic purposes. So it’s not too strange that The Climate Coalition uses green hearts as the symbol of its annual, February, Show the Love celebration, concerning all the things that we care about and wish to protect from the adverse impact of climate change. The Climate Coalition is not a church group, of course, but given that the God who loves us is the same God who brought creation into being (2 Cor. 4:6), maybe they’re entitled to recruit this particular saint to their cause.  https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love



10.30 A.M. MORNING Service

Led by thRevd Dave Herberte Reverend Dave Herbert
Moderator of The United Reformed Church Northern Synod

To access the service Click Here
Meeting ID: 829 7494 5991 (NO PASSWORD)
Telephone: 0203 051 2874

Hymns for this Sunday Morning

Be still for the presence of the Lord

Transform Us

Shine, Jesus, Shine!

If you want to join a service or other meeting, online or by phone, and are unsure about how to do so, please contact Mathew Hall  (07792 782647) who will talk you through the process.

To receive a copy of the hymn book, Rejoice and Sing, contact Alison Drew.
To request paper copies of orders of service please contact Trevor Jamison.

Other options for worshipping at home on Sunday

Other options for worshiping at home on Sunday

Online            URC audio service     https://devotions.urc.org.uk/            10.00 a.m.
Radio             Radio 4                      Sunday Worship                                8.10 a.m.
Television       BBC1                         Songs of Praise                               13.15 p.m.
DISCLAIMER: TV and Radio schedules can change, so check the timings are correct!

Bible readings for this week:
Transfiguration Sunday

Jesus MAFA - Transfiguration2 Kings 2:1-12
  Elijah is swept up into heaven
Psalm 50:1-6
  God, righteous judge over heaven and earth
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
  The God of creation is the God of salvation
Mark 9:2-9
  Dazzling – Jesus transfiguredImage: La Vie de Jesus Mafa: Transfiguration, from Librairie de l’Emmanuel, licensed BY CC-SA
You can read the Bible passages online at https://www.biblegateway.com/

Reflection on all the Readings

One last flash of Epiphany light

This is the last Sunday of the Epiphany season. Epiphany is about God being revealed – to Magi following a star; at the moment of Jesus’s baptism; in his turning water into wine. Epiphany begins with star light and ends with blinding light. Jesus is transfigured, his clothes, ‘dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.’ (9:3) yet it’s when the light is blinding that the disciples get to see more clearly who Jesus is; the one who succeeds the great figures of Elijah and Moses (God’s prophet and the bringer of God’s law); God’s Beloved Son, to whom we should listen. (9:7)

For a sermon Trevor Jamison previously preached on the Transfiguration,
Click here.

A song that responds to the readings

We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding to the High and Holy Place
by Carl Daw Jr.

Lent Discussion Group Opportunities

There’s a choice of online Lent discussion groups this year. Feel free to join the one(s) that speak to you.

Saint Columba’s URC
Palms and Passion: Arriving in the City, Going to the Cross
Thursdays at 7.15 p.m., from this Thursday, February 18th – FOUR sessions, led by Trevor Jamison, following the story as it’s told in Mark’s Gospel. In week 1 we talk about Jesus entering Jerusalem and overturing tables in the temple.
For Zoom link, click here
Meeting ID: 896 6090 0262            Telephone: 0131 460 1196

URC Northern Synod
Holy Habits: Following Jesus

Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m., from February 24th – SIX sessions, using Andrew Roberts’ book, Holy Habits in Lent: The Life and Passion of Jesus. For details and to book a place, contact Jane Rowell Tel: 07716 637584. For Zoom link, click here
Meeting ID: 925 0468 4888             Passcode: holyhabits

Churches Together in North Shields are also planning to run a lent course details to follow

Church AGM and Nominations for Election of Elders

Our AGM in April, which will include the election of Elders. If you feel service as an Elder is something God might be calling you to do, please talk to Alison Drew. You may nominate someone for election, but must have their permission to do so. Closing date for nominations: Monday 22nd March – names to Alison Drew.

St Columba’s Coffee and Conversation
on Saturdays at 10.00 a.m.

Meet friends for conversation and company, online or by phone.

When you are ready with your coffee Click Here

Meeting ID: 868 1627 0655 (NO PASSWORD)          Telephone: 0131 460 1196

Keeping in Touch – Your contact details

If your contact details (address, telephone or email) change please make sure to inform our Church Secretary Alison Drew.

You can contact your designated Elder, the Minister, or Church Secretary.

Minister: Reverend Trevor Jamison                 Church Secretary: Alison Drew
minister.northshieldsurc@gmail.com               [email protected].com
0191 290 1193         07896 899538                 0191 251 9774

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30 Northumberland Square

North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 1PW

United Kingdom

St Columba’s United Reformed Church Charity is a registered charity in England & Wales, number 1164784.

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