St Matthew’s Matters

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May 2017

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St Matthew’s Matters Lead Articles

Easter Excitement

Or is it?  “Here we go again. Another Christian festival kidnapped and rebranded by the evils of the secular world.  When are they going to let us worship in peace?”  I can see where that sentiment comes from. The ‘world’ has indeed taken Easter, the most important Christian festival, and turned it into a world …read the full article.

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Destination Unknown

DESTINATION UNKNOWN! By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8) We are now four months into our interregnum and have much to be thankful for.  There have been many encouragements and …read the full article.

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January Prayer Day

St Matthew’s second prayer day was on Saturday 14 January 2017. Do come down, they are wonderful days to reflect. There is always someone there to welcome you and provide you with a tea or coffee and a biscuit. Those who know me, know I have tendency to pack in too main things into my …read the full article.

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Money, money, money

Three things that don’t make sense…. Why did Sara-Jane ask me to write this article?! Why isn’t the treasurer talking about money in Stewardship month? Where’s the sense in God’s timing in our lives? This is Stewardship month, when churches are encouraged to think about their stewardship, so it makes sense for the treasurer to …read the full article.

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Uncharted Waters

Charles Montagu, Church Warden writes: Our period of interregnum at St Matthew’s began officially on 1st Nov 2016. It is likely to last at least nine months. We give thanks for our friendship with John & Basma and wish them every blessing in their new ministry. At the same time we must look ahead and …read the full article.

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Memories of St Matthew’s

Beginnings 1999 Licensing It is almost exactly 18 years since we came to Worthing. I came in the summer of 1998 after we had finished in Beirut to find housing. Basma was temporarily in Amman and came with Jack in September. We had 6 months of CMS deputation to do and then there was no …read the full article.

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Moving On

Dear Friends, By now I hope most of you have heard of our impending move. I announced it in church on 21st August and I know since then it has been forwarded around by various social media and even by conversation! So I hope this article is not a surprise. People have been asking (understandably) …read the full article.

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Walking on water

Summer is upon us and finally the weather seems to have changed (at least as I write!). The sea is calm and some of us have even been for a swim. I have been thinking a fair bit just recently about the incident of Jesus walking on the water (which we find in three gospels …read the full article.

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Sometimes you have to just do it !

 Riding a bike – it is just one of those things in childhood that many just get on and do.  You watch someone else, you consider your prior experiences, assess the terrain, and look around for support (usually a supportive adult or a teasing sibling), and then you just do it, you try to ride …read the full article.

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General Synod

Some of you sometimes ask what happens (and what I get up to!) at General Synod, so having just come back (as I write) I thought you might be interested to hear a little. The topics this time were varied: * a presidential address by the Archbishop on what really happened at the Archbishops’ meeting …read the full article.

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