‘No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognised by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn-bushes, or grapes from briers.’ (Luke 6:43-44)
We’ve reached the end of Jesus’ sermon, and a pause in our look at Luke’s Gospel. Jesus uses two parables to help us see what it means to follow him. First he goes to gardening: you can tell what a tree it, by what fruit it grows. Later in the passage, he moves to architecture: buildings on the right foundation will stand firm, buildings without a foundation will fall.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we listen to Jesus tell us about our lives being built on the right foundations and bearing the right fruit.
We are having some problems with the internet access at St Andrew, we will still try to stream the 10:30 service. If the streaming fails, the video recording will be uploaded during Sunday. Streaming 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.
Our children’s church meets this Sunday morning in the Undercroft (underneath the main building). Children are welcome from 10:20, and will join us in the main part of the building at the end of the service.
Our Annual Meetings took place on Sunday, 14th May 2023, after the morning serice at St Andrew. Doreen was re-elected as churchwarden; Kathleen and Angela as PCC members. The vicar's report is also available online.
1st Cuffley Scout Group
On the Coronation Bank Holiday, Cuffley Scout Group and the church held a very successful joint event for “The Big Help Out”. We hope this is the first of many joint events. They are also looking for those who might be able to help:
Contribute to an amazing life experience for both you and our local community and enhance your CV by becoming one of our leaders or volunteers working in a support role for our Scout Group in Cuffley. We hold our weekly meetings at our HQ leading from Church Close, Cuffley:
- Beavers (6-8 years) – Weds 18.30 to 19.30
- Cubs (8-10½ years) – Tues 18.30 to 20.00
- Scouts (10½–14 years) – Fri 19.30 to 21.30
- Explorers (14-18 years) – Fri 20.00 to 22.00
It really is a great time to join the fun, help us teach children new skills for life and to grab an opportunity for you to learn a few more too!
1st Northaw Scout Group
1st Northaw scouts are also looking for volunteers. The Cubs/Beavers currently meet on Monday evenings.
Their local contact person is Laurie who can be reached on 07768124788. Laurie would be happy to have an informal chat or answer questions from those who may be interested.
Those who prefer to apply via email, the address is email@example.com.
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.