Sunday 13 June 2021
Reading:- Ezra 6: 13 - 22
Completion and dedication of the temple
13 Then, because of the decree King Darius had sent, Tattenai, governor of TransEuphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates carried it out with diligence. 14 So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. They finished building the temple according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia. 15 The temple was completed on the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius. 16 Then the people of Israel – the priests, the Levites and the rest of the exiles – celebrated the dedication of the house of God with joy. 17 For the dedication of this house of God they offered a hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred male lambs and, as a sin offering[b] for all Israel, twelve male goats, one for each of the tribes of Israel. 18 And they installed the priests in their divisions and the Levites in their groups for the service of God at Jerusalem, according to what is written in the Book of Moses.
19 On the fourteenth day of the first month, the exiles celebrated the Passover. 20 The priests and Levites had purified themselves and were all ceremonially clean. The Levites slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the exiles, for their relatives the priests and for themselves. 21 So the Israelites who had returned from the exile ate it, together with all who had separated themselves from the unclean practices of their Gentile neighbours in order to seek the LORD, the God of Israel. 22 For seven days they celebrated with joy the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because the LORD had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.
Sunday Service 10:30am. We are once again open with restricted numbers, see Home Page for details. Our online service will still be available from the Home Page.
Crèche available - for babies & toddlers. Not currently avilable.
Sunday Club - For school age children meets during the morning service. Is currently meeting via Zoom, where and when possible now meeting outdoors.
Tea & Coffee - served in small hall after morning service. Currently not being served.
Tuesday Morning Service 10am Currently Suspended.
A short informal service followed by tea and fellowship
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