A country preacher decided to skip services one Sunday and head for the hills to do some bear hunting. As he rounded the corner on a perilous twist in the trail, he and a bear collided, sending him and his rifle tumbling down the mountainside. Before he knew it, his rifle went one way and he went the other, landing on a rock and breaking both legs. That was the good news. The bad news was the ferocious bear charging at him from a distance, and he couldn`t move.
‘Oh, Lord,’ the preacher prayed, ‘I`m so sorry for skipping services today to come here and hunt. Please forgive me and grant me just one wish … please make a Christian out of that bear that`s coming at me. Please, Lord!’
That very instant, the bear skidded to a halt, fell to its knees, clasped its paws together and began to pray aloud at the preacher`s feet:
‘Dear God, bless this food I am about to receive ….’
Please note that, due to the annual Grimsby 10k race, our service on Sunday July 21st has been moved from the usual 10.30am start time to 4.30pm start.
It has been said that whereas France had it’s revolution, Britain had John Wesley! He led a revoution of faith in the UK and beyond, and had a huge impact upon 18th century England. His story is one of hope and inspiration for our day and generation!
Everyone is welcome to join us at Scartho Celebration Church for this drama presentation of the life of John Wesley and his brother Charles, brought to us by the Sh’ma Kingdom Drama group. Our service, which features this presentation, is on May 19th is at 4.30pm at Scartho Community Library on St Giles Ave, Scartho, Grimsby.
All are welcome, especially those who need to hear some good news for a change! Teas, coffees and refreshments will be served afterwards.
This is a beautiful song from Adrian Snell’s wonderful work The Passion, declaring Jesus is alive!