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During the season of Lent (5th March - 2nd April) we will reflect on the big gospel stories of Jesus' encounters with Nicodemus, the woman at the well, the man born blind and Lazarus.
As we reflect we will ask ourselves 'What do these stories tell us about God's welcome?, What can we learn from the way in which Jesus' receives and offers welcome? What can we demand of our nation?'
In response we will be creating a WELCOME banner week by week which we will carry with us on the Palm Sunday Rally, 9th April.
5th March, WE – God and us, God welcomes us and we take that welcome out into the world.
12th March, L – Love, 'For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son ...' John 3:16a
19th March, C – Compassion, 'Come and see the man who told me everything I have ever done' John 4:29a
26th March, O – Openness, 'The man answered, 'Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.' John 9:30
5th April, ME – What is the welcome that each of us are called to offer?