If you have missed any on the series on Philippians here are links to all that has happened so far.
Beside The Burn
Something different on Beside The Burn this week, we begin a study in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Later I will be preaching through Philippians and providing what you come to expect from Beside The Burn - a verse by verse daily study. Before we get to that stage I want us to gain an overview of the whole l;etter and understand what Paul was doing when he wrote to this church, so each day there will be a short introduction video and a reading of a section of the letter and then a song based on that section. Imagine you are watching a Musical version of Philippians, and just before each song is performed I pop up and explain what you are about to witness.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness Pray for the tenants in Topley Terrace, our supported housing for people with physical disabilities, especially those who suffer with continual pain and those who have debilitating diseases causing their physical ailments. Give thanks for families, carers and medical professionals who spend time with the tenants.
NI Assembly election As the date of the NI Assembly election draws near continue to pray for the safety and protection of candidates, their families, and all who are involved in their campaigns. Pray for the electoral officials and the Police Service who ensure an efficient and safe election, and pray for wisdom as people consider how to use their vote.
Throughout the year at both local and denominational level we work closely, along with other denominations, with the Church of Ireland. The General Synod of the Church of Ireland will be meeting in Assembly Buildings. Pray for all members of Synod and especially, Archbishop John McDowell. Ask that God would bless their deliberations.
Council for Training in Ministry Union College Management Committee works through two panels – the Teaching & Learning Panel; and the Finance, Personnel & Administration Panel. The conveners are John Gillespie and Norman Bennett respectively. Pray for the Panels and their conveners as they meet on Wednesday 4 May.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
How to Lament After Two Years of Loss (Mark Vroegop)
In today's episode, Mark Vroegop considers what it looks like to lament the COVID-19 pandemic—and how that lament can help us heal, both individually and as churches.
Mark is the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament as well as the companion Devotional Journal.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
A few more pieces for Friday.
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