First or last?

The Gospel reading for this coming Sunday is one of the greatest:

Mark 9.30–37

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Didsbury Arts Festival at DBC

I am looking forward to the Didsbury Arts Festival that will take place between 26 Sept and 3 Oct in Didsbury. The following three events will take place at Didsbury Baptist Church:

Monday 28 September 2009, 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

A World Music Event

‘Dunyana’ meaning ‘our world’ in the Arabic language is a World Music Band presenting an eclectic mixture of music from around the world. Their repertoire explores folk melodies intertwined with jazz and classical traditions.
Band Members: Sara Dowling – vocals; Yanis Gjylaci – guitar; Litsa Levendis – violin; Barry Howard – bass; Ben Chadwick – saxophone; Rick Farrow / Mark Bottomley – Percussion
Free event

Wednesday 30 September, 7.30 p.m.
South Manchester Amateur Operatics Society
Didsbury Meets Broadway
Spend an evening with local group SMAOS and enjoy a packed musical programme including songs from an eclectic selection of Broadway West End and Big Screen musicals as well as a sneek preview of their next production, The Boy Friend.
£3 / all proceeds to Francis House Children’s Hospice

Friday 2 October, 7.30 p.m.
The Cavendish Singers & Cymbalon Quintet
Join the Cavendish Singers on a journey through English music from the 16th Century to the present day. They will be joined by the Cymbalon Quintet who will perform a varied programme of music from their repertoire.
Donations on the door

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