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Look. Every rational creature, every person, and every angel has two main strengths: the power to know and the power to love. God made both of these, but God is not knowable through the first one. To the power of love, however, God is entirely known, because a loving soul is open to receive God’s abundance. God’s very nature makes love endless and miraculous. God will never stop loving us. Consider this truth, and, if by grace you can make love your own, do. For the experience is eternal joy; its absence is unending suffering. (The anonymous 14th-century author of ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’)


This week’s news

JOHN BELL (Iona Community) is giving an evening talk at Wellspring Church, Wirksworth on Friday 15th November at 7.30 pm through the Montgomery Trust. His subject is ‘Singing our Way Into or Out of Belief ‘.  There will be singing as well as listening! No charge at all, but people do need to register on a first-come-first-served basis, so that we do not exceed fire regulation numbers in the church. Visit the church’s website at for information (DE4 4DS) and register with Paul Heppleston 01629 540969 or (preferably)

Harvest Festivals will be held on Sunday 15th September at 10.30 am at Tansley Methodist Church and on Sunday 22nd September at 10.30 am at Holy Trinity Church.

Safe Return We are thankful that Marion’s grandson, Stanley, has been found safe and well. Please remember Marion and the family in your prayers.

The House Group will reconvene this Monday, 2nd September. The next Messy Church will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 3.30 pm.

Macmillan Cancer Care on Friday 20th September the coffee morning will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care – cakes and scones etc. for sale. Please support this good cause.

Intercessory Prayer – We hold before God all those close to our hearts: Ian, Katy and Daniel, Rachel, Emily, Rob and family, Barry and Sue, Hilary and Kevin, Audrey, Meg, Yvonne, Colin, Dorothy, Denise, Elizabeth, Andrew, Lyn and Mike, Julia and Don, Anne, Helen and Brent, Blayze and Becky. Also the Urquhart family on the passing of Scottie.

In the love of God, the peace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.