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 Disability Services Homes and Units, as the staff continue to provide care and activities in challenging times.
Pray for residents and tenants as they struggle with the restrictions, which prevent them from going out and about.
Pray for Caroline Yeomans, Head of Disability Services, as she settles into her new role.
Council for Public Affairs
The Council for Public Affairs addresses current topical issues on which the Church seeks to have its voice heard clearly in the public square. Pray for the convener Rev Daniel Kane and for God’s continued guiding and leading in this role.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
I heard this quote this week and thought it deserves some thought to appreciate the depth.
Jason Cook delivered a message at The Gospel Coalition Carolinas Regional Conference called “Groaning til Glory.” From Romans 8:18–25, Cook addressed the manner in which Christians must anchor themselves through storms and suffering, building from the thesis, “Suffering exists as a divine tool to wean us off the lower pleasures of this world and to encourage us to persevere, because we have hope.”
Many of you may have read Jackie Pullinger’s hard hitting book, Chasing the Dragon (first published in 1980). In this video Nicky Gumbel (HTB at Home, Alpha Course) is with Jackie Pullinger MBE, author of 'Chasing the Dragon', who has been working in Hong Kong for over 50 years and has seen God bring real change to families and communities.
*Please note, this interview discusses issues related to substance use and sexual exploitation which some people may find distressing.
Portstewart has the 5th lowest number of cases of Covid-19 in Ireland this week.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
A little bit tricky for the end of the week.
Play the "Sunset Friday" puzzle!