Good Friday Service (10:30am)

You are welcome to join us this Friday morning (2nd April) for our Good Friday service to remember Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross to save sinners.

Our service will start at 10:30am with hymn singing outside the church. Unfortunately we will not be able to stream this part of the service so the live stream will start shortly after at approximately 10:50am. Please use the link below to access the live stream.

Sunday Services 28th March

You are welcome to join us in the church building for our Sunday morning services. The services will also be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

Morning (11am) – Golgotha

We begin Easter week with the second part of our Easter series, looking to Golgatha and Jesus’ great sacrifice for sins upon the cross.

Evening (6pm) – Hold on to God’s Word

In the evening we continue our study of Philippians chapter 2, considering the example of Paul as he held to God’s Word.

Sunday Services 21st March

You are welcome to join our Sunday morning services, which will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

Morning (11am) – Gethsemane

This Sunday morning, as we approach Easter, we will be looking at Jesus’ time in the garden of Gethsemane in Matthew 26:36-47.

Evening (6pm) – Complainers or Proclaimers?

In the evening we continue our study of Philippians chapter 2. This week we look at Philippians 2:14-16 and ask the question, “Are you a complainer or a proclaimer?”.

UK Census Day 2021

This Sunday (21st March) is Census day. I am sure you will have seen the adverts on TV and you may have already completed yours online. Every 10 years each household fills out the questionnaire, considered a snapshot in time to help shape future transport, education and health services. This year’s census sounds pretty important and will impact our lives and those of our children and grandchildren.

The Bible talks of an even greater and more important census – the census of Heaven, the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Revelation 21 v 27
Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

By our very nature of sin – the dishonestly, idolatry and shameful lusts – have shut us out from God’s presence and our heavenly home.

Romans 3 v 23 – 24
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

There is only one way to become a citizen of Heaven – through Jesus.

One of the most famous and notable censuses of ancient times was when Jesus Christ came to earth, when Mary and Joseph travelled to Bethlehem to be counted for the Roman census; something that was as foretold in the Bible (Micah 5v2). Jesus was born, had to grow up just like you and I, but He lived a sinless life (he made no mistakes). He lived that perfect life so He could die in our place. It is only through Jesus that Heaven’s gates are open to us when we become God’s children – if we believe in Him and He becomes our Lord and Saviour.

John 3 v 16-17
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Something to think about…

Is your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life?

Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and been forgiven for your sins?

Want to know more? Please join us this Sunday either at church or online. You would be most welcome.

[Bible References from NLT]

From the pastor’s desk.

Micah 5:2.

Little Bethlehem smallest of the towns of Judah – from you came the Lord Jesus, He who would be ruler over Israel. Jesus of course is much more than that. He is ruler and Lord of all.

This verse is an encouragement to the smallest of churches, smallest of ministries; for out of them can come something big and of eternal value for the Kingdom of God. The Bible tells us that we are not to despise the day of small things, but out of acorns a mighty oak can grow.

From a word the creation came into existence. God said and it was. Jesus spoke “Lazarus come forth” and the dead man became alive once more. God could well speak another word, “It is finished!” and the earth would dissolve, fallen creation simply melt away.

Then God could say another word, and the church which seems so weak, vulnerable and frail would become a mighty sword in God’s hand to the destruction of the devil’s kingdom.

O Lord do this for your little church here at Saltford. May it be a true sword in the hand of King Jesus. Amen.

Sunday Services 14th March

You are welcome to join our Sunday morning services, which will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

Morning (11am) – Hypocrites!

This Sunday morning we return to Mark’s gospel and chapter 7 and consider Jesus’s reaction to the teaching of the Pharisees.

Evening (6pm) – Jesus; Saviour and Lord?

In the evening we continue our study of Philippians. This week look at Philippians 2:12-13. Is Jesus your Saviour and your Lord?

A Mouse Story…

In the autumn I was weeding the veg patch and this small field mouse was trying its utmost to get into the compost bin via the little door. It was throwing itself at the door, about 15cm off the ground, chewing for all it was worth for 3 or 4 minutes then slumping to the floor in exhaustion. After a rest it would have another go and I watched it have about 10 attempts, each lasting about 3 – 4 minutes before it gave up. I guessed it might be a Mummy mouse looking for somewhere to build a nest for winter.

Today I was emptying the compost bin and to my horror realised I had disturbed a nest of these field mice. I had sliced off the side, showing a tiny furry baby mouse, blind I think and barely able to move. Shortly after, Mummy mouse appeared around the side of the diminishing compost heap to assess the threat level to her nest and brood. Deciding it was red alert, she legged it.

Shortly afterwards one of the babies fell out of the nest. What was I going to do now? Clearly it couldn’t survive, as Mummy mouse had gone. I carefully scooped it up and placed it under the fence. A couple of minutes later out of the corner of my eye, a flash of movement as Mummy mouse picked up her offspring by the scruff of the neck and scurried off with it next door.

Two more babies ended up falling out so I put those in the same place. Sure enough, a couple of minutes later each time, Mummy mouse retrieved her offspring. We put the un-rotted compost back in the bin and really hope the family will come back to their home. Shouldn’t be disturbed again until next year.

I really thought that Mummy muse had abandoned her babies to save her own skin, but I was dead wrong. She put her own life in danger to collect each of her babies. Sometimes we think God doesn’t care that much when we go through difficult times, also dead wrong. Sometimes he allows us to get into a difficult situation so that we pray more and seek his face. It’s usually through trials that we prove how much he really does love us.

Sunday Services 7th March

You are welcome to join our Sunday morning services, which will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel. Direct links to the streams can be found below:

Morning (11am): Religion or Faith

This Sunday morning we return to Mark chapter 6 and Jesus’ visit to Gennesaret in Mark 6:53 – Mark 7:5 . We consider the different reactions to Jesus and the difference between religion and faith.

Evening (6pm): Every knee shall bow

In the evening we will continue or study of Philippians 2. Previously we read about Jesus’ humility as He came to earth as a man, this week we will look at His subsequent exaltation.