Read the Bible for Lent

Lent Booklet 2016 Cover w borderDuring Lent, members and friends of Churches Working Together in Didsbury are reading the Bible together. You can join us by reading our booklet in which a different person from each of the churches has written on a passage of Scripture for each day of Lent. If you would like to read with us, please feel free to download a copy of the booklet here or read it online at issuu. Don’t just give something up, start something new for Lent this year!

Streams in the desert

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On Wednesday 5 March, the season of Lent begins. Churches working together in Didsbury have again published a booklet of Bible reading notes for the season. Copies are available from Christ Church West Didsbury, Didsbury Community Church, Didsbury Methodist Church, Didsbury United Reformed Church, East Didsbury Methodist Church, St Christopher’s Withington, St James and Emmanuel, the Welsh Presbyterian Church and, of course, from us at Didsbury Baptist Church. Help yourself to a copy and read the Bible with us through Lent.

Lenten Wednesdays

Starting tomorrow night, we will be holding a Lent Group every Wednesday of Lent in our Sanctuary. We’ll start with coffee at 7.30 p.m. and finish at 9.15. We will be using the York Course, Rich Inheritance: Jesus’ legacy of love. The course blurb reads as follows:

Jesus didn’t write a will. He left no written instructions. He didn’t seem to have a plan. At the end, as he hung dying on the cross, almost all of his followers had abandoned him. By most worldly estimates his ministry was a failure. Nevertheless, Jesus’ message of reconciliation with God lived on. It is the central message of the Bible. With this good news his disciples changed the world. How did they do it? What else did Jesus leave behind – what is his ‘legacy of love’? This course addresses these questions.

The five sessions are: 1 – An empty tomb; 2 – A group of people; 3 – A story; 4 – A power; 5 – A meal.

If you are anywhere near Didsbury on Wednesdays and would like to join us, you would be more than welcome. See you there!

Find out more about York Courses here.

Bible-Reading in Lent

Churches Working Together in Didsbury have produced a new booklet of Lenten devotional readings for 2011. People from Didsbury Baptist Church, Christ Church and St Christopher, Didsbury Community Church, Didsbury United Reformed Church, Didsbury and East Didsbury Methodist Churches, and Didsbury Welsh Chapel have provided articles. You can download your own copy by clicking here.

The individual reflections will be posted daily on the web at least for the first few days of Lent. Check them out from Ash Wednesday (9 March) at the Churches Working Together in Didsbury website.

The Lenten Journey

At Didsbury Baptist Church we are participating in the Lenten Ecumenical Bible reading programme put together by Churches Working Together in Didsbury. Members of our church have contributed articles to the accompanying booklet of daily readings. They appear under the headings for the next seven days starting today. Nicky Jackson’s article is the first and it is published online today on the CWTiD web site.

Didsbury Churches’ Lent Reflections

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Churches Working Together in Didsbury are using the season of Lent to read the Bible, reflect and pray together by means of a booklet of daily Bible-reading reflections they have produced. You can download a pdf version of the booklet by clicking on the image on the left. The reflections will also appear daily online at http://cwtid.wordpress.com. There you can read the Bible readings for the day, read the daily reflection and make your own comments. Please check out the site, bookmark it in you browser and keep returning to participate in the discussion.

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