Church Family News

29th November - 5th December

"You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness" (Romans 6 v18)

 

Dear friends

It was great to hear yesterday of the freedom that's given to all those who respond to Christ with the obedience of faith. Sin's power and dominion ultimately holds no sway to those born again in Christ by faith - thanks be to God!

Christmas is certainly coming, whilst the pandemic continues make lots of things feel rather uncertain. Let's continue to pray and support one another through this strange time as brothers and sisters in Christ.

With His love

Adam

PRAYERS

MONDAY

Give thanks that to be a slave to God is to be set free from sin. Ponder and praise all that really means for you.

TUESDAY

Pray for our church family as a few more test positive for covid - for full recovery, patience, practical support and for faith to be strengthened through it all.

WEDNESDAY

We continue to pray for Wonderfully Made which continues this morning - and for our small groups meeting this evening.

THURSDAY

Pray for the Men's Curry Night this evening as they enjoy good food, refreshment and discussions with open Bibles about true friendship. 

FRIDAY

Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters by using this really helpful Open Doors prayer diary ---> here.

SATURDAY

Pray for someone who a) you hope to invite to wreath making or a carol service - could there be a few you pray for daily?

SUNDAY

Pray for Antony as he preaches this morning, helping prepare our hearts for the truths of the One who came that first Christmas. And as we decorate the church and launch Operation Gabriel, pray that many come and see Jesus.

 

NEWS THIS TIME

THIS SUNDAY: PIZZA, DECORATION, OPERATION GABRIEL

Do stay on after the service for a slice or two of pizza, decorating the church and putting Christmas invites through local letterboxes as we launch Operation Gabriel!

 

CROSSMISSION HYDERABAD

Please do pray for our gospel partners using the attached prayer letter from Moses.

 

MURIEL STOCKWELL'S FUNERAL **UPDATED**

Some will remember Muriel who has now gone to be with the Lord. Adam will take her funeral at 11.45am, Islington Crematorium and you are welcome to attend in support. **Adam is now unable to lead this service and advises you call AW Luck Funeral Director for updates on 0208 883 2429**

 

NEWS FROM LAST TIME

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE VICARAGE

If you'd like to join us for food, fun and festive games with our family and others, do just let Adam or Kate know so we ensure there's plenty to go round. Everybody welcome!

 

HELPING AT OUR CAROL SERVICES

We're working hard to make our services happen without vast amounts of additional preparations - but there are of course some jobs that make things go smoothly on the day. If you're able to offer your help, please do so by clicking here before TONIGHT (Monday)

 

SAVE THE DATE

WREATH MAKING - FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER

A wonderful evening is planned and it'll be ideal to invite a friend or neighbour along.
Please do get inviting and there's more details and booking instructions here - plenty of places available.

 

RESOURCES

FINDING HOPE - DAILY ADVENT DEVOTIONS

Please take your free copy from the church building. A daily Bible reading, reflection and relevant song to listen to (via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube etc). It's a great book and will prepare all our hearts for the extraordinary truths of that first Christmas.

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