I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121
Hope you have had a good week. What a difference a week can make in the weather!
As we remember Father’s Day this weekend, we give thanks for all the men in our church family. We pray a blessing on you all as dads, grandads, uncles and members of our church family. We hope you enjoy your present which will be delivered to you this weekend – thank you to all those who volunteered to help with these deliveries.
There is one who is of course father to all of us – our Father God. Let us give thanks as we remember again His unfailing, compassionate love for each of us His children. I am reminded of John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. I don’t know what your week has been like or what lies ahead for you next week, what I do know is that our Father God has been and will be with you – as His child He loves you to overflowing. Whether you are on a mountain top, struggling up a hill or in a deep valley, He is with you. Reach out to Him and let Him guide you as you encounter life.
As far as church news goes there are a few items:
We will be holding our AGM on 28th June at 7.30pm. We are still to make a final decision whether this will be in church with booking in required or held on Zoom – we will let you know early next week. As a reminder, when it comes to voting, whilst everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, it is only church members who can vote.
As announced in church last week we are delighted that Marie Forsythe has agreed to let her name go forward for election to the eldership. The remaining elders of Dave Anderson, Dave Canning, Rachael Coombes and myself will all be standing for re-election. We are so grateful to Paul Hampshire for agreeing to stand as church treasurer and my name will go forward to carry on as church secretary.
Arrangements for Geoff, Sarah and the family’s last Sunday
Obviously the on-going Covid restrictions mean we have to work out how best we can hold Geoff’s final service with us and any social gatherings in compliance with the Covid regulations. Again, we will be discussing this this week and will let you know the arrangements as soon as we can. Just a reminder that the family’s last Sunday with us is 11 July.
Please do continue to pray for those in our church family who are struggling with their health, who are grieving the loss of loved ones, who are feeling lonely and those who have employment concerns. Please also remember Geoff, Sarah and the family as they prepare to move away, the Elders as we seek the Lord for His vision for the future of the church here at Plume Avenue. Please do continue to pray where the Lord is calling you to serve the church family and do let any of the Elders have offers of help or ideas.
This Sunday we will be revealing the amazing piece of art work – our Wall of Hope. Do join us either in person in church (booking essential) or on Facebook at 10 am.
Hope you have a great weekend.