This week we continue a new series for the summer, “Meals With Jesus!”.
One of the things that we have all missed during the Covid Restrictions is being able to eat together with friends and family. These are always such important occasions when we catch up, encourage one another and learn about each other’s lives. In church we have missed sharing those cups of tea and catching up, so this summer we are going to eat a number of meals with Jesus, continuing this week as Jesus eats with Mary & Martha.
The sermon from Sunday about Mary & Martha.
Let’s Pray For Moderator
The Church Leaders Group (Ireland) has been an important forum for the Moderator to meet with other denominational leaders, and to gain wisdom during this unprecedented time of pandemic. Pray for this group as it continues to meet periodically.
Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being ready
Ask God to help congregations be ready to take the opportunities that a new church year will bring for resuming more natural patterns of church life and witness to others.
Steve and Rosie Kennedy (global mission workers, Romania)
Give thanks for a successful Holiday Bible Club, held from 2-4 August. Give thanks for the leadership team meeting on 9 August, and pray for wisdom as they plan their way forward. Pray that their family holiday will have brought relaxation and refreshment.
Pray for the country at this time of upheaval and transition unfolding amidst rising Covid-19 cases. Remember those evacuated or fleeing Afghanistan, that they would find refuge and be guided in their next steps. Pray for peace and stability in the country at this critical point in its history.
Last Wednesday I shared a number of articles to guide us in our praying for Afghanistan and some of you told me how helpful they were. Although the situation is changing fast some of the articles are still useful. You can view last Wednesday’s Blog here.
BLOG FROM LAST WEDNESDAY
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
And It Shall Come To Pass
World-renowned theologian, Professor N.T. Wright joins J.John for a hugely insightful interview exploring the Bible and the First Century world. (Part 1 of 2)
Pastor’s WIfe From Afghanistan
Nancy Guthrie writes the following. “A couple of years ago I interviewed a 28-year-old pastor's wife from Afghanistan who has now been threatened by the Taliban. Listen to her beautiful testimony from 31:50 to 44:45 in this interview. Pray with me for her family to get to the airport. “
Climate Change Bill
Evangelical Alliance have responded to the Climate Change Bill (Northern Ireland) this is a summary of the main points that they made in their full response to the public consultation on the Climate Change (Northern Ireland) Bill which closed on 16 July 2021
Why our Physical Body Matters
"Even if it’s causing me pain, it is still, as a body, a gift from God." Sam Allberry discusses, 'Why Your Physical Body Matters to God' on the Crossway Podcast available on the following platforms.
Resuming More Regular Patterns Of Church Life
Neil Harrison, PCI’s Mission Development Officer, reflects on the anticipated return of more regular patterns of church life as we emerge from a very different summer.
Facebook's Global Director of Faith-based Partnerships (40 minute video)
Watch this powerful message from Facebook's Global Director of Faith-based Partnerships, Nona Jones, as she shares her testimony on coming to faith, overcoming childhood trauma and how she came to work in digital evangelism.
The times for Friday’s Jigsaw
This week the puzzles will be from our recent trip to the Lake District.
Today the beautiful Wray Castle sitting above the shore of Windermere.
Play the "Wray Castle Monday" puzzle!
Some of you were asking yesterday why there were no photos from our last holiday on the Blog. I thought you might be fed up looking at them, so please feel free to skip, but here is a link to the photos on Facebook (If you have an account)