T-R-U-T-H

This Sunday we begin a new series exploring TRUTH – what is truth? Is there a difference between ‘truth’ and ‘the truth’? Is it something personal or something we share? How does truth affect our day to day lives?

As we open up some of these ideas in the weeks ahead we will also explore the story of Elijah – a key figure in the Old Testament and revered by people of different faiths. What makes him special? And what does his life teach us about truth?

10.30am – Sunday
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Cometh the hour, cometh the woman

And so we reach the final Sunday of our series exploring the characters Jesus met in John’s gospel and we meet our third Mary: Mary Magdalene. She comes with something of a reputation – there’s even a new film about her – but never mind the froth and speculation, we will explore Jesus’ encounter with Mary with fresh eyes and see how she brings the whole gospel to its joyful conclusion and mansplaining will be avoided.

10.30am – Sunday
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Race to an empty tomb

There is a dramatic scene at the end of John’s gospel where Simon Peter and another disciple (most probably John) hear news that the tomb in which Jesus was laid had been opened. The two of them sprint to find out what has happened. And John wins. Does this matter? And if so why? You’d better race down to Inspire Church this Easter to find out!

Good Friday
10am

Simple unplugged service of contemplation and prayer followed by hot cross buns. Those that want to can then join the Levenshulme Churches Together Walk of Witness along the Stockport Road at 11am.

Easter Sunday
10.30-12

Special celebration service with our all-new recorder group leading our worship together – this service will also involve chocolate – NOT TO BE MISSED!

Also on Easter Sunday morning, Christ Church hardy folk will be meeting at Marple Ridge at 6.30am for a short sunrise service, followed by breakfast at PWR. Inspire church members are welcome to join them! but we need numbers for breakfast so let me know if you plan to go

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Here in the man. Here is your king.

It’s Palm Sunday. But aside from the waving of palm branches and singing hosannah, Jesus is put on trial. This Sunday we explore that trial scene and the character of Pilate, the Roman official who pronounces: Here is your king!

10am Sunday

Inspire Church.

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Finding your feet

This Sunday we begin to look forward to the events of Easter week as we remember the time when Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and reflect more deeply on Jesus’ encounter with the disciples throughout John’s gospel.

It’s an activity-based service so there will be different options for people to choose. So whether your feeling like Tigger, Eeyore or simply looking for a bit of peace and quiet – there will be something for you.

10.30-12

Sunday

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Why Jesus wept

Did you know that John 11: 35 is the shortest verse in the Bible? Jesus wept. But why was he weeping? On Sunday we will find out and we’ll meet two more characters: Martha and Mary … and there will be toilet roll, caterpillars and tears.

10.30-12
Sunday
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Spit and mud

This week’s encounter is between Jesus and a man born blind. It’s a strange story involving spit and mud but also questions, disbelief and celebration. Once again, we’ll explore the story through narrative. And we’ll share communion together as it’s the fourth Sunday in the month.

10.30-12
Sunday
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More than enough …

This week’s encounter is with a little boy. A little boy who dared to share his loaves and fish. It’s a story of surprise. It’s a story of abundance.

And we’ll celebrate Church Action on Poverty Sunday too.

10.30-12
Sunday
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It’s not that we don’t believe your story …

In a week where we celebrate a landmark in the history of gender equality, and in a year when the #metoo campaign has shone a light on contemporary mysogyny, how timely that we should turn to another Jesus story that highlights power relationships between men and women.

The story of the "woman caught in adultery" has persistently perplexed a patriarchal church with commentators performing theological somersaults to interpret Jesus’ apparent moral latitude. As we meet on Sunday to explore the story once again, let us join Jesus in crouching down and meeting one another face to face as fellow strugglers on a path marked ‘forgiveness’.

10.30-12
Sunday
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No bucket

No bucket – This Sunday Jesus meets the Samaritan Woman. It is an intriguing encounter involving buckets, husbands and living water … and it stands in some contrast to the discussion Jesus had with Nicodemus. 10.30. Sunday. All welcome!

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