Watchword for the Week:
There is therefore now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1, NRSV)
(Moravian Daily Texts)
Bells & Prelude:
Reading & Reflection #1: Matthew 13:1-9 (The Parable of the Sower)
Hymn: Unless a single grain of wheat (Church Hymnary, No. 347)
Reading & Reflection #2: Matthew 13:18-23
Hymn: We plough the fields and scatter (Church Hymnary, No. 229)
Blessing & Postlude:
During the summer months, a Bible study series is planned on the Parables in Matthew’s Gospel. Sessions will be online, with the option of outdoor sessions for those who prefer to meet in person. The scheduled start for the series is before the end of July (i.e. this month). Please contact Pastor Jimmy if you are interested in participating. More information will be coming soon.
The Scottish-based Sanctuary First pioneer digital ministry describes itself as being passionate about developing new ways for people to connect with God, spirituality, and one another. Visit the website for daily worship, prayers, pastoral guidance, and other resources.
The World Council of Churches’ ecumenical prayer cycle this week’s focuses on the North-East African countries Djibouti and Somalia.
The Pauluskirche is still not open for gathered worship, but it remains open from Tuesday to Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. till noon for individual and private prayer. Please observe standard precautions such as physical distancing when you enter the church.
Visit the Kirchengemeinde Bochum website for information and updates (in German) on their coronavirus measures, which directly affect us. The site also includes links to religious and reflective offers (also in German), such as weekly reflections and Kraft der Musik, with trumpet music.
Our weekly offerings during worship are our congregation’s main source of income. The corona crisis has put a stop to this, so please consider making donations by bank transfer in order that the ECC may continue to cover ongoing costs. Bank account details are shown below. Thank you.
Bank Account “Englische Gemeinde”
IBAN: DE89 4305 0001 0001 4132 36