Tuesday, 14 September 2021

AppMatthew - Mid-Week Bible Study

Tomorrow evening we'll have our AppMatthew (Applying Matthew's Gospel), our series of Mid-Week Bible Studies in which we'll keep interacting with what we're learning through the preaching in our Sunday services
Stefano will lead this time where as church-family we'll engage with what we are learning from Matthew 13:24-35.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

SUNDAY SERVICE: Matthew 13:31-35 - Growth & Transformation in the Kingdom!

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service to worship God together and to proclaim His Word in Budrio.  

 


 

 

 

We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room at the theatre Le Torri dell'Acqua, well known cultural meeting point right at the centre of Budrio.

At 10.30 we'll start our service with our series on Matthew's Gospel - The King & his Kingdom!
 
With Giovanni we'll engage with Matthew 31-35 - Growth & Transformation in the Kingdom!
Both parables highlight the contrast between the "small" beginning and the triumphal ending of God's Kingdom, in this we'll see the beauty of Christ: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this." Isaiah 9:6-7
 
 
 

We'll have a children's talk where kids will engage with the same Bible passage and families will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word during the week.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Weekend Away with Asti Church

This weekend we'll be at the weekend away of the Church in Asti, Piedmont.

This is one of the oldest evangelical churches in Italy, planted in 1871.

Stefano has been asked to speak about the 3 R's of Relationship, Resilience and Restart.

On Friday evening, he'll preach on Relationship with God, engaging with Paul's "lockdown's prayer" from Ephesians 1:1-23

On Saturday morning, we'll deal with Resilience in Christ, engaging with Paul's "lockdown's prayer" from Philippians 1:1-14


On Saturday afternoon, we'll have a workshop on the theme of Fear. Gianfranco, a member of the local church and principal of the IBEI Bible School in Rome, will talk about Fear: a sociological vision, Stefano will talk about Fear: a biblical vision. This will be followed by groups discussion for men (led by Gianfranco and Stefano) and women (led by Bruna and Jenny).

On Sunday morning, Stefano will preach about Restart by the Spirit, engaging with the Apostle Paul's "pre-lockdown's prayer" from Romans 15:13-33

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Church members' meeting

Tomorrow evening, we'll have our Church members' meeting, where we'll look at the Lord's goodness over the last year and we'll search His wisdom and vision, in planning our activities and outreach for the next year.

Stefano will lead this time with a time of reading and prayer shaped by Matthew 16:18, Psalm 89:29; 129:1-4


Saturday, 4 September 2021

Reformation Walk in Ferrara

 

Tomorrow afternoon we'll join the Reformation Walk organized by the CERBI Church of Ferrara to discover the 16th century events took place in this town so close to us.

We are thankful to be able to encourage and support this church on this guided tour organized to discover the key characters and places of the 16th century Reformation in Ferrara.

Through four stages we will listen to the stories of the protagonists of the Reformation, the reasons for the Reformation and the consequences of the Reformation, in Europe, in Italy and in particular in Ferrara!


SUNDAY SERVICE: Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 - The Parable of the Unfailing Harvest!

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service to worship God together and to proclaim His Word in Budrio.  

 


 

 

 

We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room at the theatre Le Torri dell'Acqua, well known cultural meeting point right at the centre of Budrio.

At 10.30 we'll start our service with our series on Matthew's Gospel - The King & his Kingdom!
 
With Stefano we'll engage with Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 - The Parable of the Unfailing Harvest!
Together we'll see the beauty of Christ, the Son of Man who sows the good seed in the world, the Son of Man who "...came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed." Daniel 7:13-14
 
 
 

We'll have a children's talk where kids will engage with the same Bible passage and families will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word during the week.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Sunday Service: AppColossians

Tomorrow we'll have a special afternoon Family Service on Zoom where we'll Apply what we've learned through our Summer Series of open air services at the public Park in Budrio.

Every Sunday in July and August, we've interacted with the Good Book Company 's book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell.

Tomorrow all our primary and middle school kids will read the whole letter of Colossians and we'll share with one another, what we've learned about Jesus, being our confidence, our Lord, our Rock, our fullness, our lifestyle and our ministry!

Monday, 23 August 2021

Church Family Prayer Meeting

Tomorrow evening we'll meet on Zoom for our monthly prayer meeting as church family.

Stefano will lead this time patterning our prayers on Colossians 4:2-6.

We'll intercede for the population of Afghanistan following the guidelines of these articles: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-to-pray-for-the-taliban/ https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lament-afghanistan-women/

We'll also intercede for the population of Haiti after the earthquake and the storm Grace:  https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/earthquake-haiti-hope/ https://barnabasfund.org/latest-needs/earthquake-in-haiti-please-give-today-to-help-desperate-survivors/

We'll then pray for Italy, for the unity amongst Gospel churches and some important meetings will happen in September! 

"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison- that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak." Colossians 4:2-4

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Open air Sunday Service: Colossians 4:2-18 - Jesus our ministry.

 

Tomorrow it's the last Sunday in August, where we'll celebrate our Services at the local park of Budrio, interacting with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell.

With Stefano we'll engage with 4:2-18 - Jesus our ministry.

Join us in praying for these open air interactive services that they'll be a growing opportunity for our church family and a Gospel witness to the many people walking at the park!

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Church Family Time

Tomorrow we'll have a evening as church family meeting at Gelateria Obelix to enjoy a good ice cream in company and a time of fellowship led by Stefano, following our study with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell - Colossians 3:1-4:1 - Jesus our lifestyle.

Jesus said: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."  John 13:34-35

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Sunday Service & Ferragosto Fellowship Dinner

 

Tomorrow, our nation celebrates the traditional Ferragosto Harvest Festival. The Feriae Augusti (Augustus' Holidays), were introduced by Emperor Augustus in 18 BC, as a public holiday to celebrate the harvest and the end of a period of intense agricultural work.

As church family, we'll have an evening service where Stefano will preach from Isaiah 55, followed by a fellowship dinner, where we'll celebrate the Lord's Supper.



We want to celebrate Ferragosto as a Gospel opportunity, rejoicing in the way God makes the Gospel seed to sprout in the hearts of men, knowing that in our Gospel labour, we can rest in the certainty of His Harvest!

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11


Monday, 9 August 2021

Celebarting with our Community: Dinner at the Town Square and Bike ride under the stars

Tomorrow evening, as church family, we'll join our community for a traditional Paella fish dinner at the main square of Budrio, followed by a bike ride by the river to see the falling stars.

Join us in praying for many good Gospel conversations while we celebrate with our community!

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
 

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Open air Sunday Service: Colossians 3:1-4:1 - Jesus our lifestyle

 

Every Sunday in July and August, we'll celebrate our Services at the local central park of Budrio, interacting with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell.

Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with Colossians 3:1-4:1 - Jesus our lifestyle.

Join us in praying for these open air interactive services that they'll be a growing opportunity for our church family and a Gospel witness to the many people walking at the park!

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Church Family Time

Tomorrow we'll have a evening as church family meeting at Cremeria BottegArtigiana to enjoy a good ice cream in company and a time of fellowship led by Stefano, following our study with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell - Colossians 2:8-23 - Jesus our fullness!

Jesus said: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."  John 13:34-35

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Open air Sunday Service: Colossians 2:8-23 - Jesus our fullness

 

Every Sunday in July and August, we'll celebrate our Services at the local central park of Budrio, interacting with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell.

Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with Colossians 2:8-23 - Jesus our fullness.

Join us in praying for these open air interactive services that they'll be a growing opportunity for our church family and a Gospel witness to the many people walking at the park!

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Church Family Prayer Meeting

Tomorrow evening we'll meet on Zoom for our monthly prayer meeting as church family.

Stefano will lead this time patterning our prayers on Philippians 4:4-14.

We'll intercede for those who in this moment are suffering in and around our church family. "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

We'll also pray to seek the Lord's guidance for Gospel opportunities this summer in our community. 

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8


Saturday, 24 July 2021

Open air Sunday Service: Colossians 1:24-2:7 - Jesus our Rock

 

Every Sunday in July and August, we'll celebrate our Services at the local central park of Budrio, interacting with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell.

Tomorrow with Matteo we'll engage with Colossians 1:24-2:7 - Jesus our Rock

Join us in praying for these open air interactive services that they'll be a growing opportunity for our church family and a Gospel witness to the many people walking at the park!

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Celebrating with our Community - Pizza @ the Square

Tomorrow evening we'll join our community for Pizza in Piazza (Pizza at the Square).

In Budrio main square there'll be tables everywhere where people can sit and order a pizza delivery to share with friends.

Our church family will be there to invite friends and share food with our neighbours!

Join us in praying for many good Gospel conversations while we celebrate with our community!

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Open air Sunday Service: Colossians 1:15-23 - Jesus our Lord

 

Every Sunday in July and August, we'll celebrate our Services at the local central park of Budrio, interacting with the Good Book Company book Confident Christianity on Colossians, by Mark Meynell.

Tomorrow with Giovanni we'll engage with Colossians 1:15-23 - Jesus our Lord

Join us in praying for these open air interactive services that they'll be a growing opportunity for our church family and a Gospel witness to the many people walking at the park!

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Church Family Time

 

Tomorrow we'll have a evening as church family meeting in Piazza Filopanti to enjoy a good ice cream in company and a time of fellowship led by Matteo!

Jesus said: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."  John 13:34-35