This morning we continued our sermon series ‘Teach us to pray’ and Andrew helped us to think about the wonderful paradox that God is our father in heaven.

This afternoon I was reading George Herbert’s poem ‘Praise 2’ which some of us might know as the old hymn ‘King of glory, king of peace’. Herbert [...]

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Prayer for the church

July and August’s monthly prayer meeting will be at the Vicarage as part of our ‘teach us to pray’ series. On 25th July and 22nd August we will meet 8pm-10pm: we will spend some time discussing our series on prayer before praying for the life of Sunnyside. All are very welcome [...]

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New summer series

Prayer is the one thing that the Gospels record the disciples asking Jesus to teach them: ‘One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11.1). His response is to [...]

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House Group Notes

with apologies for their lateness, here are some questions for house groups this week.

Theme The Wondrous Cross: welcome home

Bible passages: Luke 15.11-24; 1 John 2.28-3.10

1. How do you feel about the image of restoration and why?

2. Read the story of the lost son (Luke 15.11-24). Why do you think the Father lets the son have his inheritance and [...]

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The Wondrous Cross

We are now half way through our sermon series for Lent which looks at different aspects of the cross. I wonder how your understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross has deepened? I wonder how you have been challenged to respond? Do share your insights with others so that we can all [...]

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Our new sermon series

During Lent, we are going to be looking at different aspects of the cross so that we can deepen our understanding of what Jesus accomplished on Good Friday. Taking our title from the great hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’, we will spend time considering some of the images the Bible uses to explain [...]

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Worship the Lord!

We are now half way through our sermon series exploring how we might worship God more fully in all of our lives. I hope that you are finding it helpful and that it is enabling us all to reflect on how we might worship God more joyfully and more truly as we gather together in [...]

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Sermon Series : Worship the Lord!

The new sermon series at Sunnyside and St John’s will explore what worship is and how we might grow in it.  We will be using the Psalms to help us expand our understanding of worship and discover how we might worship God more deeply.  The Psalms are the great hymn book of the Bible which [...]

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How are your Holy Habits getting on?

During Lent, we thought about some Holy Habits: worship, prayer, study, service and fasting. These are five essentials which will help us in our Christian journey to grow nearer to God. Advent is a good time to reflect how we are getting on with developing these Holy Habits as we get ready for Christmas.

Each Wednesday [...]

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Praying for our weekend away

‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.’ (Ephesians 6.18)

Our weekend away is rapidly approaching. Our plans are coming together and we are really excited about what God is going to say [...]

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