Church News For The Coming Week February 17th 2019



For your prayers

Praise God for:

  • Prayers answered by our gracious and merciful God
  • Our Hope into Action project and its progress
  • The work of the Night Shelter and Daylight Centre
  • The work of charities who seek to help the disabled and those with mental health issues, especially Livability, the Mind and Soul Foundation and Time to Change
  • All of the volunteers who make church happen, in our parish and everywhere, every week
  • Our building project and all those working hard to make it happen

Please pray for:

  • The future tenants of our Hope into Action house, that God will bless them richly
  • All of those we know who are struggling with illness right now, that God will bless them with His peace
  • Those who are displaced and homeless, especially at this time of year when weather conditions can be harsh
  • Our government in times of uncertainty and especially as our country moves towards Brexit, that God will be present in their decision making
  • For our Christian brothers and sisters who live in places where to follow Jesus is illegal, that they may know peace and the love and support of the Christian family
  • That God will hear and bless the prayers on our day of prayer on Saturday

‘Living Stones’ Prayer Day at Nations, 42 Oxford Street
on Saturday 16 February

Come along between 9.30 am and 4 pm for a prayer day that will feature something special on the theme of ‘Living Stones’

Hope into Action Annual Conference 9.30 am – 3.30 pm Friday 22 March

At the KingsGate Community Church, 2 Staplee Way, Peterborough PE1 4YT.  A day of informative talks, interactive seminars, networking, inspirational testimonies and tenant awards.  And looking at many aspects of churches housing the homeless and refugees.  If you are interested in going please speak to Paul or Sarah McSharry.  More information on the HIA website.
Sarah adds:   If anyone in the Friendship and Support Group would like to go, we have a code for them to get tickets free of charge and if there are one or two general church members who are interested in going along there may also be one or two free tickets available for them. If anyone would like the code, please contact me ( Thank you!

Advance notice of a very important date
Church Family Weekend Away 2020
Friday 3 – Sunday 5 July

For all the family – at Kings Park Conference Centre in Northampton – fellowship and fun, with something for everyone, including excellent food and en suite accommodation.  All this at the bargain price of £125 per adult, subsidised for children: Under 3s – FREE/ 4-12 £10/ 13-16 £30.  Full details and booking forms will be available in church from 24 February.   

And you can spread the cost using our easy monthly savings scheme!


Dates for the coming week

Half term week
Saturday 16 February
9.30 am – 4 pm  ‘Living Stones’ Prayer Day at Nations, 42 Oxford Streetkl
Sunday 17 February
9.45 am         Prayer before the service
10.30 am       Morning service – Tough Questions (3) What about Suffering and illness?
7.15 pm         Prayer Together at 20 Ribble Close
Monday 18 February
10.30 am        Monday Ladies’ Group at Margaret Whittington’s, 2 Trent Close
7.30 pm          Home Group at the Cracknells, 3 White Delves
Tuesday 19 February
11 am             Prayer for the building and building church life – at the home of the Spriggs, 22 Crawley Avenue
Friday 22 February

8 pm              Men’s 5-a-side Football at Redwell Leisure Centre
Saturday 23 February
2.30 pm         Friendship Group at Gleneagles Social Club

Coming Up
Friday 22 March   Hope into Action Annual Conference – see above

We want your Feedback, Suggestions and Prayer Needs
Look out for the box in church where you can post your feedback, or suggestion or prayer request.