Church Family News

19th - 25th April

What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4 v14-15)

 

Dear friends

James really doesn't mince his words, and what helpful challenge about how we regard our diaries and our bank statements, to the glory of God and not ourselves. Our Wednesday small group studies are a really important time to pause and discuss the implications further and amongst friends. 

We've one final Sunday in James, before a short series on 'Healthy Church'. As we now regroup and regather in person, we wanted to hear what God's word says about our Sunday service, what we do together and why. More soon!

With God's love and by His grace,

Adam
 

PRAYERS

MONDAY

Give thanks for the power and relevance of God's eternal word and all we've been hearing in James. Thank God for our partnership with Trinity Church and the blessing of sharing their pulpit at this time.

TUESDAY

Pray for the King family and all those who continue to grieve and mourn the loss of loved ones, especially this past year.

WEDNESDAY

Give thanks that even over Zoom (!) when we gather as small groups under His word, He is working by His Spirit to renew our minds and hearts. Pray for your leaders and group members.

THURSDAY

Pray for Moses and his family in Hyderabad who are all recovering from covid and have had a very challenging time, and in light of the recent news of the Indian variant and the challenge to that whole nation - may all the CrossMission pastors be salt and light of the hope of Christ at this time.

FRIDAY

Pray for our gospel partnership that we might help one another be single minded Christians, as we've been hearing in our Sunday sermons.

SATURDAY

Pray for Adam as he continues to get back to full speed, especially with planning future sermon and study series and preparing weekly sermons and studies.

SUNDAY

Pray for our service this morning and especially for any visitors to be warmly welcomed and encouraged to see Jesus in our final look at the book of James. 

 

NEWS JUST IN

THE POPES IN CHILE

For the latest prayer news from the Pope family, please do see below.

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

BACK TO OUR BUILDINGS

Here's the plan from now on, enabling us to meet in accordance with current guidelines:

- All will be welcome every Sunday, 10.30am, no booking required.

- We will offer children’s ministry in the church hall for 5-11s, for the duration of the sermon. One parent will join their children to supervise  social distancing, whilst Kate offers songs, games and activities. The creche room will also be available, whilst not yet offering supervision.

- There will be an 8am Lord’s Supper (BCP) on the first Sunday of the month, resuming 2nd May.

- We will share the Lord’s Supper at the 10.30am on the third Sunday of the month, commencing 16th May.

- The livestream will still be available.

- We will continue to meet midweek on Wednesdays over zoom for the time being.

- Just as soon as we're permitted to remove masks, sing and share coffee... you'll know!

 

RESOURCES

GOD AND THE TRANSGENDER DEBATE

What would Jesus say? This book from Andrew Walker is a warm, compelling, pastoral and must read. A free download for your smartphone or Kindle is here. Watch a short trailer here.

 

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