18th July

Andy’s Update

Firstly, I want to thank everyone for making last Sunday’s baptism celebration so special. It was a lovely church family occasion and we really appreciated being able to share it with you all.  It was special, but not unique; it was typical of the church family that we’re becoming; where our gatherings are characterised by a sense of joy, unity and generosity.  I believe that God will build on this even more, particularly as we begin our year celebrating the 60thanniversary of St Christopher’s Church.  Of the various events we have planned (watch this space!), perhaps the most significant will be our church weekend on 12-14 June 2020.  We’d love it if as many people as possible could be part of the weekend – please make this a priority – and let us know if financial constraints would stop you – bursaries would be available for anyone who would need them – chat to myself or Louise. The church weekend will be instrumental not only in celebrating the community that, under God, we are becoming, but also in discerning how God will lead and shape us in the years and even decades to come. 

Weekly Prayer Guide

Growing in God

Reflect on the verses below.  Offer up any worries to God and rest in knowledge of his love for you.

Loving each other

Give thanks for the work God has done in creating unity and a sense of family in our church. Pray for this to grow and for no one to feel excluded or left out.

Serving our community

Pray for the refurbishment of the hall taking place this summer; that all would be completed smoothly and that it will be a blessing to the community.

Bible Verse for the Week

 “Look at the lilies. They don’t labour or spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 

 “And don’t worry about what to eat or drink. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.(Luke 12:27-31)