Birchwood Community Church

Our first series in 2017, following the Covenant Service, is based on the term ‘Paraclesis’.

This is built around the Greek word, ‘Paraklesis’ which is found over 140 times in the New Testament. It means ‘to come alongside someone, to help, care for, comfort, support, encourage’.

In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Paul says,  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”.

So, as we start a new year together, we hope to discover over 6 weeks how we can come alongside others in our church and our community to bring the comfort, healing and restoration that we ourselves experience from the Lord.

Date: Title: Bible Reading:
15 Jan
Caring - The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37
22 Jan*
Loving - Feed of the 5,000
Mark 6:31-44
29 Jan
Journeying - The Disciples on the Emmanus Road
Luke 24:13-35
5 Feb**
Living - The Man by the Pool of Bethesda
John 5:1-15
12 Feb Healing - The Woman in the Temple
Luke 13:10-17
19 Feb Connecting - The Man at the Gate Beautiful
Acts 3:1-10
 * BSL sigened Service
** Communion Service



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