Church Family News

Summer Special

Dear friends

What a joy and privilege to meet together yesterday and lift our voices in song, share some coffee and tea and hear the word of the Lord! It's a day that's been a long time coming and it was good to see our local guidelines working well. 

This edition of our weekly news will be a single issue summer special. As such, it won't include a prayer diary for the whole period but more general suggestions. And if other important bits of news get updated, we'll refresh the page and let you know.

It has been a very tiring 18mths for all concerned. I pray that even despite the ever changing summer plans that many are facing, some rest and refreshment will still be found. 

With God's love and by God's grace

Adam
 

PRAYERS

MONDAY

Praise God for the privilege of our freedom to meet yesterday - to praise and pray and hear God's word preached. Pray for our brothers and sisters worldwide who will have either met in secret, or  not at all, for fear of persecution.

TUESDAY

Pray for those away on holiday and those who wish they were away on holiday - that all might enjoy a good rest in God's creation, being pointed to the eternal rest that is to come for all in Christ (and so pray for those we know and love who we long might share His risen life).

WEDNESDAY

Pray for our Summerlink meeting this evening - for a good time of discussion and prayer.

THURSDAY

Pray for the persecuted church via Open Doors (see website) - for their example and our unity in Christ.

FRIDAY

Pray for three people you know who do not yet know Christ. For opportunities to speak of Him and that they might repent and believe.

SATURDAY

Pray for all our children, youth and leaders, away on summer camps this year. Give thanks for this ministry and that all will safely return encouraged in Christ.

SUNDAY

Pray for our service today, for all those involved and the faithful preaching of His eternal world.

 

NEWS THIS TIME

HELPING A PASTOR EN CHILE LEARN ENGLISH (REPLY BY WEDS 28th)

Our Mission Partner Matt Pope has been in touch, wondering if any might help donate to support a local evangelical pastor striving to learn English to equip his ministry. It's not an urgent relief appeal as we had for Moses, but an opportunity to partner and help if you'd like to. More details here, (the mountain vista is incredibe!) and kindly email Adam to indicate any contribution we can collate and send.

 

SUMMER SERVICES

SUNDAYS

1st August, 8am BCP, followed by 10.30am Ecclesiastes 11v7-12v8
8th August, 10.30am Ecclesiastes 12v9-14
15th, 22nd, 29th August, 10.30am, Psalms 30, 31 and 32
(10.30am Lord's Supper resumes 19th September)
5th September, 8am BCP, followed by 10.30am All Age Service, Luke 18.9-14 (Jonnie Armstrong)

WEDNESDAYS

28th August, Small Group Prayer Meetings
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 8pm, Summer Link in church building
1st September, No meetings

*To hear how we're safely resuming our services with the newest covid guidelines, please visit www.crouchend.church/covid for latest update.

 

RESOURCES

WEDNESDAY SUMMERLINK

8pm in church. Come having eaten or BYO food (microwave available!) for all Wednesdays in August.
We'll read and discuss the book: Being the Bad Guys, Stephen McAlpine. 
Even if you're not available over the summer, please still read this book. If you regret it, I'll refund it! Please order yourself a copy from all good bookshops!

And that Ecclesiastes book we mentioned is 'Destiny, by David Gibson.' 

Any blogs, articles, podcasts or books to recommend? Just let Adam know.