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Tuesday August 23, 2016
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   So from you see my picture you know that Pastor David must be on vacation.  Well he is and we pray that it will be a time of great refreshing for him.

   We congratulate our Olympic Team who has made us proud.  We praise God for them and especially for those who publicly gave Jesus glory.

   We also congratulate our MELLOH (Men Empowered to Live Lives Of Honour) men on the past MELLOH Week which in many respects did “tun up”!!  The men thank all who contributed to this success. Please click here to see some of the pictures. We continue to cheer on and celebrate our men.

Song Of The Week

We invite you to continue worshipping God in song during the week with our Song of the Week "ROCK OF MY SALVATION"

Reflections

Last Sunday, our worship service took a different format as our brother David Pearson led us in a bible study of Mark 6:1-12, titled, Upside Down: The Mission Strategy of Jesus. This week, our Reflection will appear slightly different, highlighting the bible study questions and responses.
 
First, just a few points about the background to the scripture passage - Mark chapter 6 tells of Jesus’ strategy for ministry. Previously in chapter 5, we learn of three amazing miracles that Jesus performed:
1. He delivered the demon-possessed man at the Gedasarenes.
2. He healed the woman who was haemorrhaging for twelve years.
3. He raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead.

Now, imagine you were one of the disciples who witnessed all of this.  We suggest to you that the disciples are the focus of Mark’s chapters 6, 7 and 8. 
   
Let’s now review the questions along with some of the thoughts and responses arising out of the bible study, that were shared by both audience members and brother Pearson.

Where is Jesus and who is with him? (v1)
Jesus is in his hometown - Nazareth in Galilee and his disciples are with him.   Previously he has been in other nearby areas of Galilee and he decided to visit his hometown. This is where our story unfolds.

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This Week

Monday - Friday            Prayer at #5  -  7:00am - 8:00am
Wednesday Soup Distribution in community - 12:30pm
Thursday Believers' Meeting at #5 - 6:00pm
Friday Boys' Club at #5 - 4:30 p.m
Sunday Worship Service - 9:00am (Speaker - Bro. Djuvane Browne)
 

Coming Up

BAPTISM CLASSES – God commands all believers in Jesus to be baptized. If you are a believer and not yet baptized, do join our Baptism Classes which will be held at 8:00a.m. each Sunday at # 9 for the month of August.

BELIEVERS’ MEETING – Join us at 6pm on Thursday as Sister Dacia Brown-Davis leads us in a time of sharing testimonies, worship and prayer around the Word.

SUMMER CRUSADE – The South Eastern Region of Christian Brethren Assemblies presents: The Time is Now Summer Crusade August 21-28, 6:30pm in the parking lot of St. Andrew Parish Church with speakers Bob Weston and David Grant. Come and bring a friend!

CONGRATULATIONS to all who have been successful at the CSEC and CAPE Exams this year. We specially congratulate YRY on their outstanding CAPE results, which have included 100% passes in Entrepreneurship with 10 distinctions and 2 credits.

ONE SERVICE IN AUGUST – To provide greater opportunity for fellowship and connection, we will have only ONE Sunday service each week for all of August starting at 9:a.m.  Our Sunday school and Adult Christian Education classes will also be on a break in August.  There will also be no midday prayer on Thursdays.

YOUNG ADULTS’ RETREAT – Our weekend Young Adults’ Retreat will be held Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2 for those aged 19 to 30ish at  Moorlands Camp, Mandeville for a time of refreshing in the Lord and fellowship with each other.  More details to come but save the date and register your interest today in the Resource Room after the service.

JUNIOR SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC – All Junior Sunday School students and their parents are invited to our annual Junior Sunday School Picnic, on Saturday September 17, 2016, from 9am to 2pm. Transportation will not be provided as was previously stated but we invite you to meet us at the Hope Gardens. We ask that you contribute $200 per person and register after the service in the foyer. If you are unable to make this contribution you are still welcomed and must still register. 

LIBERTY ACADEMY AT THE PRIORY invites registration for Kindergarten, Grades 1, 4 & 7.  Please register soon as spaces are limited.  If you register by August 31, you get 12.5% off School fees. (Special conditions apply). For further information call 906-2244 or 960-5059, or email libertyprep@yahoo.com / liberty.high@yahoo.com

HOMES for SMALL GROUPS – We are preparing for a new season for Small Groups, in September. We need homes to host these groups of about 10-12 persons each. If you are able to offer your home to host a group please let us know by calling or emailing Sharon Nash at the church office Tel: 920-6317 / email sharonnash@swallowfieldchapel.org


 

Finally

Let us celebrate and capitalize on what Jesus did in his Upside Down Strategy remembering that

“..the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. …think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the word to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.” (1 Cor 1:25-29)

Every blessing,
Sharon