Sunday Online 16/05/21

The Great Feast

Our live stream from St James’ Church building from 11am Sunday…

Watch later or browse other past live streams by clicking here:

How to watch on YouTube/Smart TV

Join us after the service for Zoom Coffee & Chat after the live stream – from 11:45am – 12.15pm. Click Here to join or join Zoom Meeting: 856 8151 5317 Passcode: 375804

Join us to Pray for our church, community and the world on Sundays at 5:45- 6:30pm via Zoom.
Zoom Meeting ID: 846 9100 8512 Password: 316


You can use some of these in Growth Groups or alone:

Read through Luke 14:12-24 (you can get more of the context by reading verses 1-11 first)

  • Jesus has been invited to a meal at a Pharisee’s house. How do you think the guests felt about the parable that Jesus told?
  • How might we unintentionally show favouritism like the Pharisees in the way that we live – or as a church?
  • What sort of people would you find it most difficult to invite to a church event, service or Alpha Course and why?
  • The people who can’t come to the banquet seem to have good excuses. Do you think Jesus is being too harsh or unreasonable by using these examples?
  • If Jesus told his parable today, what examples do you think he would use as excuses for not going to the banquet? What things do we most easily put before God in our lives?

What can I pray for?

  • Thy Kingdom Come continues this week – an annual 10-day prayer event for churches across the UK. Here are a few ways you can take part:
    • By downloading the app from their website here
    • By using the Prayer Journal, which you can find by clicking here
    • By watching the series of videos on the Thy Kingdom Come YouTube channel here
    • By praying for 5 people you know who you would like to come to know Jesus for the first time.
  • Please also pray for Christian Aid. Last week was Christian Aid week, but it’s not too late to pray or give! You can find out more about our local support in Glossopdale here
  • Drop in to St James’ Church building on Sunday 23rd between 4-5pm to pray – there will be prayer activities set out around the church to help you.

New Here?

If you’d like to keep in touch, need some practical help, a prayer, or would like to explore faith a bit more… then just let us know via our Contact Page. We’d love to hear from you.

What Next?

You can join us in our buildings – if you would like to. Restricted capacity for safety means we are using an Alphabetical System. More details here

If you’d like to join a Growth Group, to get to know other people and explore life and faith together, then let us know here.

How do I follow the Service?

EITHER: Click on the service above

OR: (on a TV or device): 1: Open the YouTube app; 2: Search for St James & St Lukes Church. 3: Subscribe. 4: Click on the Live Stream (or Playlists for previous week’s services). 5: Once you’ve subscribed, you should be able to find each week’s playlist quickly.