31 May Virtual Service (kids and youth included)

11am Service 31 May 2020 Scripture – Psalm 30; 111 Prayer of thanks (3-5 minutes) Great is Thy Faithfulness (4min. 37sec.) In Christ Alone (4min. 50sec.) Circle praying – (5-10 minutes) – Prayer for yourself and God’s work in you – Prayer for those around you – family, neighbours, church, other churches – Prayer for city, … Continued

Get Ready for Jude

Kept for faithfulness If, like me, you were avidly watching sci-fi television shows in the early 1990s, the tagline “The Truth Is Out There” will probably remind you of the X-Files. As Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigated UFO sightings and conspiracy theories, it was the mantra behind the bigger story that was unfolding in … Continued

Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide

I’m going to post an article each day that I have found interesting and worthy of reflection. Enjoy. Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You

24 May Virtual Service (kids and youth included)

11am Service 24 May 2020 Scripture – Psalm 42; 61; Colossians 1:15-23 Prayer of thanks (3-5 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBD18rsVJHk How Great is Our God (5 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cktnpgryDu8 Our God is Greater (5 min) Circle praying – (5-10 minutes) – Prayer for yourself and God’s work in you – Prayer for those around you – family, neighbours, … Continued

17 May Virtual Service (with kids/youth)

11am Service 17 May 2020 Scripture – Psalm 20; 32 Prayer of thanks (3-5 minutes) O Lord my Rock and My Redeemer (5 min) When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (4 min) Circle praying – (5-10 minutes) Prayer for yourself and God’s work in you Prayer for those around you – family, neighbours, church, other churches … Continued

Psalm 33

Have a read of Psalm 33 below and then consider this shot from the spacecraft, Voyager I. It was taken in 1990 from a mere 6 billion kilometres away at the edge of our solar system. The frame comprises over 600,000 pixels and Earth (the tiny blue dot in the beam of sunlight) makes up … Continued

Helping One Another

If you’ve ever wondered what to say or do when people you love are struggling emotionally, have a look at this article by Emma Scrivener. How to Care for Friends with Anxiety and Depression

10 May Virtual Service (kids/youth included)

11am Service 10 May 2020 Scripture – Psalm 96; Revelation 22 Prayer of thanks (3-5 minutes) Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) (4:26) Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me (5:32) Circle praying – (5-10 minutes) Prayer for yourself and God’s work in you Prayer for those around you – family, neighbours, church, other … Continued

What is Normal?

Ric Rodeheaver reminds us of a few ways in which the experiences we’re having with coronavirus and the lockdown are actually positive returns to what should be normal. Of course there are ways in which coronavirus is preventing things that should be normal parts of our lives, but he is right to highlight how this … Continued

Psalm 88 – the Giant of Lament Psalms

I spent some time reflecting upon Psalm 88 last week. It is – without doubt – a Psalm of lament. But, unlike other lament Psalms which express difficulty yet end in stated hope in God, this one ends in darkness (literally, the final word is darkness). There were a few things that struck me in … Continued