On the Burnside Blog today we think about what it means to come to the Lord’s Table.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for all who visit our Homes and Units, whether they be family or friends, ministers or other Health and Social Care Staff. Pray that they will feel welcome, even within the current restrictions. Give thanks for the patience of family and friends as they worked through the restricted visiting. Pray for all professional staff who supported the Homes and Units during these challenging months.
As a difficult and different school year comes to an end pray for teachers, principals and support staff as they begin to think about the new term in September. Pray for pupils transitioning into a new educational phase that they would have peace in the midst of uncertainty.
Please pray for the meetings of the General Council being held as an in-person gathering in the Assembly Hall during this coming week. Pray for both those organizing the logistics, ensuring that Health and Safety mitigations are in place, and those who will be taking part in discussion and decision making.
Council for Training in Ministry
The Council is due to meet next Wednesday 16 June at 2pm, for what will be its first full, in-person meeting for some time. Pray for the Council, and its convener, Rev Nigel McCullough, as it facilitates the work of Union College, training students for the ministry, Accredited Preachers, among other things.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
By The Skin Of My
World War II Arrow
I mentioned this on the blog some time ago, but you may be interested to read again now that a new information board has been unveiled.
A restored World War II target arrow is bringing history to life on the Causeway Coast Way. The concrete arrow used by bomber crews as a training target indicator is visible again near Rinagree outside Portstewart thanks to local volunteers.
Jonathon Carswell tells us why he couldn’t put this book down.
British missionaries David and Shirley Donovan were running a health centre in Nigeria when a pounding on their bedroom door tipped their lives upside down. Threatened at gunpoint, held hostage and ransomed for a billion naira, they tell of the grace that allowed them to witness to their kidnappers in the midst of the chilling and disturbing realisation of what man is capable of.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
A really tricky on this weekend.
Play the "Sea Pink Friday" puzzle!