Stay Connected! 


AN UPDATE FROM GEORGE, Thursday 26th March:

Dear Church Family,
 
I hope you’re keeping well – it’s time for another update!  
 
Daily Prayer:  
 In all the changes we’re experiencing there’s a great opportunity to shape a routine with God each day – and maybe even try something new.  Here are a couple of things that people have shared with me that will help root the day in God’s presence AND also build a sense of connection with others:
 
BIBLE
Fix a time each morning to read your bible (don’t the sunny mornings help with the start of the day at the  moment!) Pray to receive God’s encouragement and strength for the day, perhaps you already have some notes, or a bible reading plan or one of our bible in a year booklets.  If you want to make a fresh start – why not read through one of the Gospels a chapter a day, or try a fresh App like lectio 365 from 24-7 prayer?  Or worship with a YouTube song – we’re loving these two at home at the moment: 

'We Praise You'

'The Blessing'
 
MIDDAY PRAYER: 
At 12noon pause and pray the Lord’s Prayer – thousands of Christians are making this daily commitment, you can join in.   

NIGHT PRAYER:  
At bedtime pray for God’s peace in the nation, in our town, in the homes around you, in your house and in your thoughts and sleep.  Receive his peace! 
Sunday Service:
 
This Sunday we will be broadcasting live at 10am again – but don’t forget that the clocks go forward by an hour. 
 
The service will be live on our YouTube channel and Facebook page – links to both will be on the front page of the church website – easier than searching for them…
 
This week we are going to share a communion meal as part of our time together – why not get ready at home with bread and something to drink – or even grapes for young ones.  Look out for family activities on our Facebook page and song words on the church website in the newsletter PDF.
 
Keeping Connected:
 Quite a few groups have mastered Zoom technology to get in touch with each other this week and share a call online – it’s a great way to catch up, pray and worship together – and isn’t it nice to see each other?  
 
This week’s connection quest - speak to someone you haven’t spoken to in the last fortnight – just to see how they are, pray for them and let them know you’re thinking of them.  Let’s love each other and keep each other connected! 
 
With love and every blessing,
 
George