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Letter from Chris
They said to me, ‘Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.’ When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Nehemiah 1:3-4
“How are you doing?” That is a question we all get asked very regularly. We probably respond, “Fine, thanks,” or as this generation says, “I am good!” As Christians we may somehow feel we should be upbeat, smiling and always happy. Shouldn’t we be positive with God as our Father, Jesus being our Saviour and life lived in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit? And are we not exhorted in the Bible to rejoice and be glad. Even Nehemiah himself says, “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 8:10.
News and Events
For the week commencing 21st August
Ladies Quiet Day – Friday 9TH September 2016 10am – 3pm at 30 Highland Road BH14 0DX. Cost £8, includes morning & afternoon tea/coffee with a buffet lunch. Do sign up Any queries to the office on 01202 717268 or mags_strainyahoocouk
Coffee Morning – You are invited to the Vicarage (2 Birchwood Road) for coffee tomorrow, Monday 22nd between 10.15am & 11.45am. Hopefully we can be in the garden. Children welcome! Do just come along. Chris
Notice Sheet – If you have any notices for the next few weeks, please send them to the office by this Thurs 25th August. Christine is not in the office from 30th August -12th Sept.
Help Serving Coffee – Thank you to those who help serve coffee, providing a time of fellowship following the services. We are currently in need of more help following the 9am and/or 10.30am service. If this is something that you can help with then please let Christine know on 01202 717268. Instruction will be given.
Address & Prayer Directory – new edition for the Autumn – The directory is useful for contacting church members & praying for each other. If you are new & would like your details included or if you have any amendments please let Christine know in the church office by Friday 23rd September.
‘Oasis’ – Ladies Discussion Group – Asking questions; Exploring answers – The first meeting of the new term will be on Monday 5th September, 10am in the Church Rooms & will continue monthly on 3rd October & 7th November. All ladies are welcome.
Wau Garden Party – Thank you to everyone who supported the tea party on Tuesday afternoon – just over £500 has been raised so far. If you would like to make a donation, please see Richard Hudson. Thank you
Ride and Stride – 10th September – Cycling or walking to raise funds for the Dorset Historic Churches Trust through sponsorship for visiting parishes within the area around Poole. Contact Roger Jones on 01202 670753 or rogerjones5pobroadbandcouk (rogerjones5pobroadbandcouk)
‘The Soul in the Machine’ – Thursday 13th October, 7.30pm – Performed by Saltmine Theatre Company at West Cliff Baptist Church. Discount tickets of £10 available before 31st August from Keith Jones Bookshop, otherwise £12. Call 01202 292272
Would you like to play Badminton? – There is a small friendly club that meet at the Church Hall, Birchwood Road on Tuesday evenings from 8pm – 10pm in term time. They would welcome some new members. For more information, contact Alan Pickering at: alanpickeringntlworldcom (alanpickeringntlworldcom) or just come along one Tuesday evening.
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
Nehemiah The Law
() by Chris Strain on Sunday August 28th.
Belonging - the walls of Jerusalem rebuilt - preached by John Parrett
(Nehemiah 4:1-6:18) by Adrian Whitehall on Sunday August 21st.
Nehemiah - rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem
(Nehemiah 3:1-32) by Kevin Rogers on Sunday August 14th.
Nehemiah a summary of Chapter 1
(Nehemiah 1:1-11) by Chris Strain on Sunday August 7th.
Nehemiah - the journey to Jerusalem
(Nehemiah 2:1-20) by Chris Strain on Sunday August 7th.