‘You only work on Sundays’ … beyond Sundays and the Benefice …
I would like to share something of life in the wider church. I joined the Order of Jacob’s Well in 2002 after my ordination as a deacon. OJW, www.jacobswell.org.uk, is not an alternative church but a servant of the gospel and an active support of the denominations in which members are committed. The dispersed community is an ecumenical network founded by Rowan Williams, The Rt Rev. and the Rt Hon. the Lord Williams of Oystermouth, when he was Bishop of Monmouth. The vision was to bring together those who knew and wanted to share the healing presence of God, a holistic transformation that can touch body, mind and spirit. That understanding was rooted in faith and experience. It is expressed in pastoral ministry and by teaching how God’s Kingdom on earth is that very wholeness and harmony that was lived by Jesus.
One of the ways OJW tries to enable others to grow in their relationship with God and their calling in His Kingdom is by offering open events to explore what healing means, what God’s Kingdom is. This took me to Australia as an OJW ambassador in 2016. There is no cost and no obligation for anyone who attends an event. As an organisation we are self funding and have received donations to support the activities.
There will be a chance to see for yourselves on Saturday November 23. We will be meeting at Grange Reformed Church, Circuit Lane, Southcote, RG30 3AJ between 10 – 4.00. Your invitation to join us is a direct response to Jesus’ words to some of those he met. Jesus said “Come to me all who are weary and burdened …” Matthew 11.28 and in John 6.37“ …whoever comes to me I will never drive away”.
During the day we will have times of worship, teaching about God’s Healing Kingdom and what Jesus’ promises mean today, opportunities to meet OJW members who all have a personal testimony of healing, the chance to ask
questions then close with a Christ the Healer service at 3pm. Drinks will be provided, but we ask you to bring your own lunch. Some books by the founding prior Rev Mike Endicott will be available for sale.
There is no need to book, but it helps our planning to have an idea of numbers. Do feel free to ask me for more details. I would be delighted to welcome you to another part of life in the church.
With blessings that God meets you where you are … Rev Pam Gordon
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