Belonging, Believing, Becoming. A picture of a tree. A community of believers, sharing God’s love with the world   We are called by God and enabled by the Holy Spirit to grow as an inclusive, worshipping community. We seek to encourage belonging and nurture believing, together becoming followers of Jesus who share God’s love with the world.

 

"And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”  Ephesians 3 v17-19               

The deeply rooted tree

These Bible verses from Ephesians 3 which support our Vision statement are first and foremost a prayer.  Paul begins:  ‘And I pray that you….’   He prays for the church family at Ephesus, and likewise we can pray this prayer for one another and for our church family at St. Mark’s.

The tree in this image has the cross of Jesus as its backdrop, and we too are called to live our lives together within the context of God’s love as shown through the death and resurrection of Jesus. The circle reminds us that God’s love and the fullness of life he calls us to are eternal and never end. All our joys and sorrows, hopes and fears, frailties and failures are held safe in God’s grace and forgiveness.

This was explored more in the Sunday service which launched the vision: