Metsku news week 46

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 2 Tim 2:1-2

15.11. at 11 – Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion  
We gather for Sunday Service with Holy Communion this Sunday. Our guest preacher Jakob Edman will speak on the important theme “Equipping, to live and lead with purpose and passion”, which is a part of the church’s vision. There is Himlakul Sunday School for children. After the service we can share fellowship at the coffee tables, but if you want to be careful you can of course take your coffee with you as you leave. Welcome!


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Welcome to pray together on Zoom on Mondays at 9 and in the church on Wednesdays at 16. The login codes for zoom (for Monday meetings) can be found in our news letter or in our Facebook group “Åbo Metsku”.


Listen to last Sunday’s message “Does your attitude to leadership matter?” from our pastor Stefan Forsbäck HERE.
After or during listening, think about these questions alone or with your life group:

1. What goes hand in hand with rebellion?

2. What can we learn about authorities from Rom 13:1-7?

3. In what four areas are there delegated authorities in the Bible? Is it especially difficult for you to submit to any of them? Who has the final authority?

4. In what way can the choice of living in a submissive way to authorities be a testimony to others? Do you have examples of this in your life or somebody else’s? Why is it so important with the attitude of the heart?

5. “Submitting to leadership is the rule, not the exception”. Why is it so important to us as Christians? In some situations, there are exceptions to this rule. In three weeks, we will speak more about that. In what ways do we submit to leadership, practically and in attitude?

6. What can we learn about leadership from Saul and David (1 Sam)? What can you learn for your life, did you see it from a new perspective?

7. Which Bible passage from the sermon spoke especially much to you? Could you take some time and learn it by heart?

8. Are there areas in which you need to change your attitude and relationship to leadership? Why, or why not?

Bible passages: 2 Tim 3:16-17, James 4:6-8, Ps 91:1-3 and verse 14, James 4:10, Rom 13:1-2, Rom 12:1, Prov 21:1, John 19:11, Rom 13:3-7, Eph 6:2-4, Eph 5:33, Tit 2:9-10, 1 Tim 6:1, Col 3:22-24, 1 Pet 2:18-25, Hebr 13:17, 1 Tim 5:17, 1 Sam 10, 1 Sam 15:22-23, 1 Sam 24:4-7, 12-13, 1 Tim 2:1-3.

Remember the Corona restrictions before, during and after church service! Here are our guidelines:

– In the Turku area, we are advised to wear face masks when gathering indoors. Bring your own or take one at the entrance of the church.

– There are hand sanitizers in the church, please use them.

– Remember to keep a safety distance of at least one meter, both when you stand and talk to someone and when sitting down. We will have papers placed on the church seats to remind you of keeping a distance, you can move these so you can sit with your close friends and/or family, but leave an empty chair between your group and the following person.
– Do not stop in the hallway and talk (it is difficult to keep distance in the narrow hallway), go into the church building and sit down. Remember to keep a distance when greeting others.
– During church coffee we spread out the tables. You can also go outside of the church and eat or take it with you when you leave.
– If you need to cough or sneeze, do it into your sleeve or tissue (then throw it away)
– If you have any flu-like symptoms it is best to not attend that Sunday, this also goes for the children in Himlakul. Most children are not able to do social distancing, that is why they cannot attend if they have a running nose or are coughing
– Remember to keep distance in the queue to the coffee
– We encourage persons of risk groups to think twice before attending public gatherings (such as our Sunday Services) in these times
– It might be a good idea to download the Corona tracking app   

Have a blessed rest of the week!