But Thomas said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.’ (John 20:25)
That first Easter day, the disciple Thomas didn't see Jesus when the others did, and he wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive. Jesus needed to appear to him for him to see and believe. We are those who haven't seen Jesus, and won't until we either die or he returns. How can we believe?
Then Jesus told Thomas, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:29-31)
John wrote his gospel so that we can believe that Jesus is alive because of what we read. His book is designed to give us certainty about Jesus, so that we can believe and be blessed because of that.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley this Sunday.
We hope to stream the 10:30am Sunday morning service. This will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
There will be no 8:30am service this Sunday.
There is no children’s church this Sunday, as we all meet together in the main body of the building.
We have a confirmation service planned for Sunday 21st May. If you have been baptised, but not confirmed, and might be interested in confirming your faith, please be in touch with the vicar, Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Coronation Tea Party
We are planning a Coronation Tea Party in the afternoon of Monday 8th May, from 2:30-4:30pm. More details, including costs, will be available shortly. Numbers will be limited: do, please, use the sign-up sheet at the back of St Andrew.
Annual Meetings and Electoral Roll
This is advance notice that our Annual Meetings are scheduled for Sunday 14th May 2023. At the meetings, we will elect churchwardens and PCC members, as well as hear reports from the previous year.
As part of the preparations for the meetings, the Electoral Roll will be revised between the 23rd and 26th April 2023.
More details, including Electoral Roll application forms, are available on our website. This page will be kept up to date with all the information and forms needed.
Chris will be on leave from Monday 17th April to Monday 23rd April. If you need to be in contact with the church, please contact Doreen, our churchwarden (email@example.com, 07838 919829).
Wednesday Morning prayer
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.