Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God – Philippians 4: 6
The bible verse at the head of this letter seems to have become something of a theme this week. As the Elders met to pray on Monday evening, this was the verse I was led to share at the beginning of the meeting. On Tuesday evening we were looking at the subject of “wait” and one of the aspects was about having joy as we wait and how being thankful can stimulate joy. On Wednesday morning Audrey opened the prayer meeting with this verse. I think God is trying to tell us something!!
Obviously we continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine but we also remember that there are those in our church family who are struggling at the moment and we remember them also.
If you were wanting to make a financial donation to the DEC Ukraine appeal it is not too late to do so. Please see last week’s letter for how you can do this, if you do not have the letter do contact me and I will send you the details.
This week, Mike and I met with Peter Shirtcliffe and their internship student, Phoebe to work through the joint Easter events. On Good Friday, we will be joining with Prettygate Baptist Church for a Walk of Witness following the cross from the Baptist Church to Plume Avenue where we will share in refreshments and an outdoor service (weather permitting). On Easter Sunday afternoon we will be joining with the Baptist Church for an Easter Egg Hunt.
Our Easter services and events look like this:
Maundy Thursday – Family meal at church with Communion – 6.30 pm
Good Friday – Joint Walk of Witness starting at Prettygate Baptist Church followed by refreshments and a service at Plume Avenue – 10 am (start of walk) – 11 am (service)
Easter Sunday – Family Café Church Service including an Easter Egg Hunt for all the young people – 10 am
Easter Egg Hunt with Prettygate Baptist Church – 3-5pm
We also have some other dates to share with you:
Tuesday 29th March – Coffee and Chat at Church – 10.30 am
Sunday 1st May – After service picnic – bring your picnic lunch, drinks provided
Thursday 19th May – Soup and a roll lunch in aid of Christian Aid – 12.30 pm
Sunday 5th June – Jubilee Celebration Community Lunch & Activities – tbc
If you need a lift, or you are able to help with any of the above or the Maundy Thursday meal, please speak to Andrea or me.
Hope you have a really blessed weekend.