In what way is the church like a helicopter? Sometimes people are nervous about getting too close in case they get sucked into the rotas!

As with all good jokes, it’s funny because there’s an element of truth in it! But vocation and calling are about more than finding willing workers for the enormous list of jobs that an active church manages to generate – vocation is not about what you do but who you are. Roles and jobs may come out of discovering a vocation, but the starting place is to ask the question of God and yourself: who are you calling me to be?

This morning Helen talked about Faithfulness by Brian Doerksen. Here is the video.

This last week has seen the outbreak of war with Russia invading the Ukraine. This is a time when so much seems uncertain and I don’t know about you but I feel confused and helpless. There is so much I don’t understand but I know we are called to pray. To cry out to God for peace and justice – I pray that the hearts of those set on war will be changed – I pray that there will be a miracle.

Community, in many ways the heart of life. We will belong to many communities – but knowing our Christian life is a distinctive one is important. Psalm 133: 1 (NRSV) says “How wonderful and pleasant it is when kindred live together in harmony"
This is speaking about the family of God – Christians are part of this, and we don’t choose who are brothers and  sisters are in church!

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