2nd August

Andy’s Update

“We’re all going on a summer holiday …” This month many are spending time away from home, seeing family or visiting special places either new or delightfully familiar, where we can rest and be refreshed. Some of us will be receiving guests. Some of us will be visiting churches while we’re away.  If this applies to you, and you’re with us as a visitor, then welcome! I hope your time with us is refreshing and uplifting. If you’re with us, because you’re considering being part of a new church family, then you’re also very welcome. You’ll hopefully find that we are a welcoming and diverse family of all ages. We’d love to get to know you, so please make yourself known. If you’re away on a Sunday, why not worship with a local church family – they’d be really blessed by your presence. And let’s look out for those who find this holiday season difficult, due to a sense of loneliness or isolation.

Weekly Prayer Guide

Growing in God

Summer is often a time of rest and recreation. How can you make time and space to be spiritually renewed? Why not make a resolution for summer to read a book of the Bible or perhaps a Christian book that you’d find inspiring.

Loving each other

As many go away on holiday or to visit family, or receive family as guests, pray for who don’t have this opportunity, who are lonely or isolated. Pray that God would show you how you can demonstrate his love.

Serving our community

Pray for Spark in the Park taking place from 6th – 8th August, and church holiday clubs also taking place this month. Pray that children and families who attend these events will have fun and discover more about the love of Jesus.

Bible Verse of the Week

A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  When they had rowed about three or four miles, the disciples saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. But he said to them, ‘It is I; don’t be afraid.’ Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.

(John 6:18-21)