Church Family News

23rd-29th January

"Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled." (Matthew 5:5-6)


Dear friends,

How wonderful it was to gather together yesterday morning. It is a real joy to meet to share fellowship together, praise God together in song, speak to him in prayer and to hear from him in his Word. 

It was great to get stuck into our #blessed sermon series again. The Beatitudes or beautiful attitudes are staggering aren't they, so counter cultural.  A huge thanks to James J lifting our eyes to Jesus the perfect blessed man, who lived these out perfectly and these blessed sayings of Jesus are who we are as a Christian and they are not the entry requirement into his kingdom. We live them out all because of grace.  

Have a great week.

God bless,

Jonnie

PRAYERS

MONDAY

Praise the Lord for a chance to gather and see what the blessed life looks like from Jesus' own lips.

TUESDAY

Pray for those in our church family who are unwell or grieving. Pray for our final Hope Course session. Pray for our Tuesday afternoon Life Group meeting this afternoon.

WEDNESDAY

Pray for Wonderfully Made meeting, for mums  to share the joys and struggles of their lives as be pointed to God's care for the in those ups and downs. Pray for our next Side by Side session at Life Groups tonight. 

THURSDAY

Pray for our women's curry night happening this evening, for great time together and life changing conversations about hospitality. 

FRIDAY

Pray for our gospel partners in Chile, the Pope family, as they enjoy home leave in the UK.

SATURDAY

Pray for our service tomorrow, Graham preaching and James leading.

SUNDAY

Pray for our hearts as we consider today's sermon and encourage one another in the blessed life. 

 

News this time

CHURCH WEEKEND AT HOME 4th-5th FEBRUARY

Please have a look at this link, a form to let us know what you're able to come to during the weekend at home. 

Here are the details:

We're welcoming the guys from 20 Schemes from Scotland for our weekend at home. The plan for the weekend is to meet on Saturday at 11am for coffee and prayer for 20 Schemes, lunch and afternoon together. All before the big fundraising praise night at church. You'll need to book a ticket here ASAP and if cost will prevent still come and let Adam/Jonnie know. Then on Sunday Andy Constable from 20 Schemes will be preaching and we'll have lunch together - do bring a dish! Can't wait.

***Don't forget to book your ticket for Saturday night by clicking here***

 

FUNERAL OF CAROL MYERS-NOBBS

Adam will be leading Carol's funeral. On Monday 6th February, 2pm at St. Marylebone Crematorium and 3pm (approx.) at Christ Church. All who know the family are welcome to attend. 

 

 

news last time

MISSION PARTNER PRAYERS - ADAM BOYCE (LONDON CITY MISSION)

Please see the attached prayer update from Adam.


ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED

A family who are part of our friends at Trinity Islington are seeking accommodation in this part of town (Crouch End or nearby'ish) They require a 2-3 bed flat, terrace/garden, dogs permitted, unfurnished. If you know of anything available from this July, do get in touch.

PARENTING MORNING (WITH FREE CHILDCARE)

In our increasingly sexualised culture, how might Christians best parent and guide their children? 
St Helen's Church Bishopsgate have extended an invitation to think further about this at a free morning of teaching.

Date: Saturday 28th January
Time: 9.30am–1pm
Place: St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate (nr. Bank/Liverpool St). 
Sign up and register childcare here.

 

RESOURCES

Daily Bible Devotions

Check out these crossway devotionals, one per day of the ye`ar - a podcast, one for women (apple or Spotify) and one for men (apple or Spotify). Really recommend these!