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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 17th July
Prayer for our Nation, 8.15pm this Wednesday in the Church Rooms – Please join us as we pray for our nation, new Prime Minister and leaders in this post Brexit context. May we seek the Lord’s blessing and leading at this time.
Children’s Holiday Club ‘Epic Explorers’, 25th -27th July for 4 – 11 year olds. Please:
- Get your forms in ASAP, available from the back of church.
- Invite others to these three days of fun and learning.
- Helpers - If you have offered to help then you are helping!! Please come to a very
important meeting on Sunday 24th July at 6.30 in Church. It is essential that everyone comes, to finalise details, learn songs and pray!
- ‘Scrap Heap Challenge’ - Please could EVERYONE collect clean recyclable items
(no paper, glass or insides of toilet rolls) & bring to church on 24th July.
Come & Help at Parents & Toddlers - Jo Leung has stepped down from 5 years of leading Parents & Toddlers. Many thanks to Jo & the team for their wonderful leadership. A new leader & helpers are needed for September. Speak to Jo on 07956 259346 or with Chris.
Abbeyfield Summer Fayre next Saturday, 23rd July 2pm – 4pm at 2 Spur Hill Ave – At Pennant House, 2 Spur Hill Ave. Refreshments & stalls including Judy’s Jams, cakes & Bric-a-Brac.
Help at CAMEO – Tue 9th, Wed 10th & Thu 11th August at the Church Hall, 10am – 4pm
- If you can help with transport to and from this event (a.m. or p.m.), then please contact Lorna Coombes on 01202 744305
- If you could provide a pudding for 8 people & cakes for CAMEO please contact Val Wilson 01202 747712 or Liz Howes 01202 773782. Help in the kitchen would also be welcome over the three days.
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
Standing firm in Jesus amidst turmoil
(Colossians 2:6-15) by Kevin Rogers on Sunday July 24th.
Giving Principles Purposes and Practicalities
(2 Corinthians 8:1-9) by Chris Strain on Sunday July 17th.
Paul's Passions - preached by our OMF Mission Partner - Chris Pain
(Romans 1:8-17) by Chris Pain on Sunday July 10th.
Mission Gift Day - The story of Thomas
(John 20:24-29) by Ruth Greig on Sunday July 3rd.
Mission Gift Day - a dwelling in which God lives by his spirit
(Ephesians 2:19-22) by John Pattison on Sunday July 3rd.