Church Family News

1-7 June

For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. (Luke 15.24)

 

Dear friends

I pray this finds you safe and well, amidst the challenges of life easing out of lockdown coupled with the latest global unrest after tragic events in the US. Let us continue to pray for the Lord's mercy and hold out the good news of Jesus. He alone is our Saviour and how clear it is that we need him to seek and save the lost, to give eternal life to the spiritually dead.

Let's also continue to live in obedience to our government's lockdown guidelines, modelling what it is to trust the One who is in charge, as we love and support one another, wider friends and family.

With His love,

Adam

PRAYER DIARY

Our monthly prayer diary is available for PrayerMate users by clicking here or request an email copy here.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED ONLINE

The course starts TOMORROW evening. Thank you for signing up and do nudge any invitees one last time.

All need to pre-register at www.crouchend.church/ce to receive the Zoom invitation.

At 8pm (prompt!) I will welcome everybody before sharing a short video. Everyone will then enter pre-assigned discussion groups before gathering together as one group again at 9pm for me to wrap up and say farewell.

Please keep praying and inviting using the link above, or invitation card attached below.

 

 

NEWS FROM LAST TIME

POPES IN CHILE

Their latest prayer letter has arrived, so if you'd like the details just drop Adam a line to receive your own copy.

FAREWELL GRIFFINS

The family will be heading to their curacy in East Sussex at the end of June. We will miss them immensely, hearing more and saying "goodbye" in our livestream this Sunday. Sadly, we can't give them a proper send off in person just yet, so if you'd like to contribute to their leaving present from the Christ Church family, please do get in touch.

MONTHLY GIVING ENVELOPES

If you currently support Christ Church financially using the envelope scheme - thank you! Given the lockdown, it would be very helpful if you would now consider moving to standing order, making it easier to process your kind donations: please do get in touch.

 

RESOURCES

FOR OTHERS

AMAZING GRACE - AMAZING VIDEO

This version of Amazing Grace is the best 'lockdown song' I've heard and well worth watching and sharing, including the warm invitation at the end.

FOR US

HUMBLE CALVINISM - FREE E-BOOK

I found this book extremely helpful. It's short but succinct, comforting yet challenging - and free to download this month. Whether or not you've heard of the pastor and reformer John Calvin, this really is worth reading.

CHILDREN & YOUTH

'Love your enemies' the next brilliant crossteach video. (Password: Matthew5:44)