Sundays - Come to church online
Join our online service on Sunday
We will have an online service on every Sunday until we're back in church. This will be live on our Facebook page - follow this link:
Later it will be available on the church Facebook page and our Facebook group which is at:
Mid-week reflection and prayers online on our Facebook page
We plan to be online every Wednesday at 7.00pm for a short reflection and prayers (10-15mins). Today join Ali at 7.00pm on our Facebook page by clicking this link:
We will miss seeing each other whilst we are unable to gather together for worship but we can gather online.
We still love you
We may not see you for a while but we still want to know if you need anything at all and if you have a prayer need. If you need anything please ask - Melvyn, Ali or someone from church will be able to help. If you have a prayer request please send it in. Please make your requests for any need or for prayer known by replying to this email. And please do let us know if you are unwell. Thank you.
Light a candle of hope: A national call to prayer
The Presidents of Churches together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is for all churches and people of prayer to join on Sunday 22 March, Mothering Sunday.
At 7 pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.
You can read more by clicking here.
Prayer for the week
from Jackie, our Church Evangelist. (Updated 26/03/2020)
This week, please pray especially for:
- This week, please pray especially for everyone who is ill now, with Coronavirus or with any condition which puts them at greater risk from it.
Words of wisdom from Scripture:
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
Don't forget to also check our page for "This week's Prayers and Praise."
“God’s heartbeat – resonating with the immeasurable pain and grief God feels for each person who doesn’t know Him.”
If you were not able to be in church on Sunday 12th January 2020, then to understand the background, and most importantly, the immense significance of this prophetic word from God to us and to keep abreast of how we believe we can begin to respond to this in 2020, please listen to the sermon which you can find here:
I am sure that you agree that it is very important for us all to be on the same page, working together in unity as one team to pray and build God's kingdom here in our communities. So get yourself a nice cuppa, ask God to speak personally to you, sit back and listen. And if God speaks to you something that you feel is for more than just yourself, please share that with me.
This year's vision builds on last year's vision "The Living Stones". For more details please click on Gleneagles Church Mission Plan
Bible Verse of the Day
Building for the Future
We have met in Redwell Junior School for over 20 years, but have now purchased land in order to build our own church building. We are very excited at everything God is doing amongst us and this new phase in our history! We have preliminary plans for a building which will serve the community seven days a week and have launched our building fund.
Have You Seen Our Video?
Help Us Build Our Church!
You can help us raise funds towards our new building (at no cost to you!) by doing what you normally do, that is buying on-line, but going via The Giving Machine.
Every time you make a purchase at one of these on-line stores: Viking, Amazon, Ebay, Sainsbury's, John Lewis, M&S, Next, Argos, Tesco, Debenhams, Homebase, Bodens, The Trainline and hundreds more, a small percentage of the purchase price comes to Gleneagles Anglican Church.
For more information please visit our Church Building Fund website.
The New Church - latest update
If you missed the update which was shared at the service on September 1st please follow this link where you will find two short talks from Chris Gledhill and Melvyn Pereira which will fully update you on where we are up to in our vision for a new Church. There is so much for which to pray. Thank you.
Safeguarding Is Our Responsibility
Safeguarding is a priority at Gleneagles church. We have adopted government and Church of England guidelines on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and good working practice, including safer recruitment of volunteers and paid workers.
For details of how to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer and other resources click here.
Gleneagles Anglican Church Services and activities Suspended!
In the light of the latest government guidelines aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus and following instructions issued by the Church of England, we are stopping our services and all other events and activities until further notice. Like everyone else, we do not know how long this situation is going to last but we will be back as soon as we are advised that it is in the interests of public health to do so.
In the next few days we will be discussing how we will be able to continue being church, feeding the flock and blessing each other, despite not being able to run our usual services and groups. We should be able to let you know our plans over the next week.
From now, until further notice, all activities of the church are stopped. This includes homegroups, prayer meetings, Wellitots, Ignite, the Easter Scavenger Hunt, Friendship Group, youth group and church services.
If you have any queries please contact Melvyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pray as there is so much and so many to pray for in this current situation.
Message from Melvyn
Staying strong through coronavirus
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment is He said:
‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Matthew 22: 37-39
Living our lives, with these two commandments at the centre, will enable you and I to get through the current coronavirus crisis well and to help others to do so.
Firstly, stay close to God. Talk with Him, read our Bibles, worship and praise Him, cast our cares upon Him, express our concerns and worries to Him, let Him take care of you. Stay close to God.
Secondly, love others, putting them first. Let's see how we can concern ourselves with the needs and plight of others and find ways to help them. This will give us less time to worry about ourselves.
To do the second well, we need the Fruit of the Spirit to grow in us. Well, guess what? If we do the first well, the Fruit of the Spirit will grow in us.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
As the fruit of the Spirit grows in us and makes us strong we can apply the fruit in ways that help ourselves and others.
First and foremost let's love God with everything and then let's put His love in us into action to serve and help others - taking all the necessary precautions, of course.
Let's allow God's joy to rule over our fears and anxieties. If you and I can be joyful at a time like this and put our trust completely in God, it will help us and others greatly. Speak fear and anxiety and we create more fear and anxiety - but speak with joy and we allay fears and anxieties. The secret to this is knowing God's peace deep down in our innermost beings. As Jesus said, it is a peace that the world does not know or understand because it's a peace He gives to us which we can experience even in the direst circumstances. In those troubled conversations, where friends or family are expressing their fears, let's be peace-bringers and joy-givers.
Let's be patient, kind and good even with the panic-buyers and those ignoring social distancing advice. We can and should let them know that their behaviour is unacceptable, but we can do it without behaving badly ourselves and with patience, kindness and goodness.
Let's be faithful to God, to our friends and family and to those in our community, by doing all we can to help with gentleness. And at this time, when emotions can get the better of us, let's seek God's help to maintain our own self-control.
Stay close to God, let the Holy Spirt grow his fruit in us every day, which will make us more like Jesus.
And at this time, let's make this our prayer for each other:
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 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: 16-19
THANK YOU for praying during our Prayer Weekend last weekend.
Lots of people participated so every hour was covered by 1,2 or 3 people. THANK YOU.
Prayer is so very important and essential part of everything we do - so here is advance notice of our next two prayer events -
Good Friday 10th April - 2.00-5.45pm Prayer Afternoon, followed by 6.00pm An Hour by the Cross of Jesus
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th June - Prayer Weekend
Church Weekend Away
A Very Special Event - in our 30th Birthday Year
"Light of the World"
3rd - 5th July 2020 at Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th July 2020
Church weekends are a fantastic opportunity for all in the church family to enjoy some special time together. What a great event to include in our 30th Birthday Year! We want everyone to be a part of it. Especially YOU. Please book as soon as possible. (51 people are booked in so far)
- Our special guest speaker is Mark Aldridge - Director, New Wine International - Mark comes with extensive experience as a Bible teacher and preacher all over the UK and internationally.
- Stuart Welch is leading worship
- Jo Batch and her team are leading children's events
- Held at the beautiful Kings Park Conference Centre, Moulton
- Excellent food
- Quality en suite accommodation for everyone
- Fellowship and fun, with something for everyone, including sports and leisure facilities.
All this at the bargain price of £125 per adult, with subsidised prices for children:
- Under 3yrs FREE
- 4-12yrs £10
- 13-18yrs £30
Please pick up your booking form in church, which includes details of the programme.
The payment deadline is Friday 17th April.
This promises to be a very important event in the life of our church - new relationships will be built
and we will have new experiences together.
We will talk about it for a long time afterwards.
Please don't miss it - we will miss you if you do.
Checkout Kings Park here - http://www.acuk.net/kings-park/
PRAYER MINISTRY FOR INNER HEALING - TRAINING
Are you interested in learning about how to pray for people to receive healing for issues, problems or hurts that may have lasted many years? Jesus said, 'I have come that you may have life in all it's fullness.' And he said, 'The truth shall set you free.'
Prayer ministry for inner healing sets people free through the application of truth, Biblical principles and prayer. They are then free to enjoy life in all it's fullness, as Jesus promised. Perhaps you have done some training and would like to do a refresher course.
The training will be over two Saturday mornings or four evenings. If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact Melvyn. Thank you.
Freedom in Christ Course
Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
The Freedom in Christ Course is run over ten sessions plus the “Steps to Freedom in Christ” day on a Saturday.
The course is for every Christian, from recent converts to ‘older’ Christians, from those progressing steadily or even speedily, to those who feel stuck. This course could be just what you want / need to help you to continue to move forward in your Christian life.
If you feel you would like to take the course when it is next offered please contact Melvyn Pereira on email@example.com
Click on this link to read some of the feedback from those who have already participated in Freedom in Christ
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