Message: Casting a wide net

This week's takeaway from church

Casting a wide net

Fishing with a rod is very different to fishing with a net. A rod targets one specific fish: you pick your bait and your position carefully to target just one. A net on the other hand scoops up everything,
Jesus didn’t want his Church to be a closed group of only the select few who understood the message completely, he wanted the doors to be opened wide. That does bring a risk, there will be people in there who don’t get it or who even have bad motives. But that’s the risk we take in being an inclusive community.


As Billy Graham said, “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”



TODAY’S ORDER OF SERVICE

SUNDAY 31st July 2022

Welcome and Introduction

Hymn: The church is wherever 

On the Couch

Hymn: I will make you fishers of men 

Prayer including the Lord’s Prayer

Bible Reading: Matthew 13 verses 47 – 50  (NT Page 21)

The Bible Speaks Today

Hymn: Oh shout for joy

The Bible Speaks Today

Prayer for Others

Sacrament of Communion

Hymn: Go tell it on the mountain 

Closing Blessing

LIFE@GPC

Going for a walk this week? Why not try using our ‘Walking Together’ prayer cards while you are out. Find them  on the ‘useful resources’ page of our website.
Taking care of our grounds is a priority for us as they are an amazing asset. If you can help with grass cutting or gardening, speak to Derek Young or Pauline McPherson.
Friday Drop-ins Come and join us on Fridays between 12pm—1pm for a hot drink and a chat. We are open to all, and there is space for children to play.
Communion Being the last Sunday of the month we will celebrate communion today. If you are joining from Zoom, remember to get some bread and juice/wine. 
Digital Bulletin Did you know that all the information here can be accessed online? Just click ‘This Week’ on our website and then ‘Get the Digital Bulletin’

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