This week we begin the Journey of Lent, a journey of 40 days through the Wilderness with Jesus Christ towards Easter. We will discover that Wilderness is a much more positive experience than we might imagine and we pray that we will be drawn into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Let’s Pray For Social Witness
Pray for our new visiting arrangements, that they may go some way in meeting the needs of residents and families, who have now been separated for ten months and denied that all important hug.
Give thanks that we can now accommodate visiting in many forms; virtual visiting, phone calls, window visiting and visiting behind screens - acknowledging how important they are to residents, family and friends.
Dying with Dignity Bill
Pray for the Oireachtas Committee on Justice as it considers the submissions it has received in relation to the Dying with Dignity Bill, and pray that the legislation would not proceed any further.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Two by Two
50 Ways To Be Thankful
Sam Crabtree is a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota and he has 50 simple suggestions for us if we want to be more thankful in life.
He has also written a book - Practicing Thankfulness
Pastor Sam Crabtree surveys the Bible’s teaching on gratitude, demonstrating that every moment is an opportunity to observe, embrace, and appreciate with thankfulness the wondrous workings of God in ordinary life.
Living With new Joy
Having moved out of 2020 into 2021 the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is still with us. Even though hope of the return of a greater normality is on the horizon, we still find ourselves ‘living with it!’ Esther Parker, member of Sinclair Seamen’s congregation and PW Home Vice President, reflects on living with new joy.
Portstewart is no longer the place with the least number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland, but is still very near the bottom of the table. (4th)
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
A little bit more tricky for the weekend.
Play the "Strand Friday" puzzle!