Church Family News

23rd May - 29th May

"So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace." Romans 11:5

 

Dear Christ Church family,

What a big question we thought through this morning: does God change? It's big question and we saw a big answer to it. God doesn't, God doesn't reject his people, all through his gracious choosing. Let's keep grappling with this news together and rejoice in his choosing. 

God bless all,

Jonnie

PRAYERS

MONDAY

Praise the Lord for God's choosing, that he chooses the unlikely, the many and has chosen us all by his grace alone.

TUESDAY

Please pray for our precious and persecuted brothers and sisters who meet in constant fear, but always rejoicing (what an example to us they are) ---> here.

WEDNESDAY

Pray for our Church Family Meeting of the Year tonight as we give thanks to God for last year and hear plans for the year ahead.

THURSDAY

Pray for crossteach as they look to grow their work in order to reach more and more students. 

FRIDAY

Join our 15mins of prayer zoom, 7.45am

SATURDAY

Pray ahead for our services tomorrow, for Chris leading and Adam preaching, plus others in the church family who are serving the Lord in various ways, thank the Lord for them all.

SUNDAY

Pray for someone you chatted with at church this morning - and consider how you might be in touch in the week to encourage them in the Lord. And pray for someone you didn't see, and why not give them a ring to say "hi" and check they're ok.

 

NEWS THIS TIME

BAPTISM SERVICE - SUNDAY 10th JULY

We're thrilled to be baptising several adults at our 10.30am service that morning. If you've not been baptised (whether as child or adult) and would like to discuss whether this is an appropriate step for you or your child, please do speak to Adam or Jonnie.

 

APCM - CHURCH FAMILY MEETING OF THE YEAR

We hope you are all looking forward to our Annual Church Family Meeting this coming Wednesday the 25th May. We will give thanks to God for last year, hear news, put names to faces (very useful if you're feeling new to Christ Church) and hear more of plans for the future. 

- There will be food available from 7.30pm. We aim to start at 8pm and finish by 9.15pm

- Do attend in person if you can, but if that's tricky for any reason please let us know and we can send you the link of the livestream.

- All formal reports and documents will only be available electronically in advance. However if you need a paper copy, please email us and we can print out some copies for you.

 

JONNIE'S ORDINATION

Jonnie will be ordained 3pm, Saturday 25th June at St John’s Hampstead. If you’d like to go and support, there’s plenty of seats so simply turn up on the day. If Baby Armstrong arrives, it might be postponed (the ordination, not the baby!), so watch this space for updates.

 

NEWS LAST TIME

PLATINUM JUBILEE PICNIC LUNCH - SUNDAY 5th JUNE

Bring your packed lunch (plus some to share with others) and in anticipation of good weather we'll enjoy lunch outside. If you've your own street party, by all means attend and meet your neighbours whilst others might want to enjoy being based at Christ Church.

Jubilee Family Service

 

CROSSTEACH GIVING AND PRAYER MEETING

This Monday 23rd May Crossteach will be holding a prayer meeting 7.30pm at St Anne's Church - E14 7HA - to pray for the schools, pupils, staff and the work of crossteach. Please join them if you are nearby. You can donate to support their work here

 

Mission partner Update

Moses Cross Mission May News -  Moses has shared an update on what God is doing there in India and asked for your continued prayers and support. To read Moses’s latest news, please get in touch

 

RESOURCES

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