This week we continue our theme from Sunday of ‘Returning’. Each day we develop the theme a little more in a short 5 minutes video. Also there is an opportunity to meet on Zoom to explore a little more together on Wednesday at 12noon. Email Burnsidechurch@gmail.com if you would like the meeting details.
An enchanting and emotional modern retelling of the parable which shows just how much God loves us.
The Prodigal Son returned to his Father, and this song by Rend Collective describes how we can return boldly to God and the celebration that results.
Rend Collective - Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration)
Let’s Pray For Presbyterian Women
Give thanks for the ways in which Presbyterian Women’s groups have responded to the coronavirus crisis and lockdown to support one another and live out this year’s theme of Side by Side.
Pray for Presbyterian Women’s groups as they navigate a course through the upset to normal programming caused by ongoing restrictions, asking for wisdom, creativity, patience and perseverance.
Lord of time,
all of a sudden everything has speeded up again.
After the slower, steadier pace of lockdown,
hurry sickness has set in once more.
I feel it in myself,
I sense it all around in society,
I know it in the way my congregation has approached the resumption of its life –
the re-emergence of that ever-present push,
to more, more, faster, faster.
Patient Lord –
creator of a world in six days,
gradually developing each aspect of life,
when you could have done it with one word;
redeemer of humanity,
who waits for the fullness of time to come,
before sending your Saviour;
builder of a kingdom that grows at the pace of nature,
from seed to sapling to tree,
from leaven to loaf;
help me to hasten slowly in these days.
Rather than rush back to what was before,
or hurry headlong into what everyone is saying is the new future,
give me the grace of waiting,
of walking, not running –
little by little,
moment by moment,
day by day,
letting you set my pace,
keeping in step with the Spirit’s leading.
Progressively reveal your will to my heart,
the wisdom of what you have taught me to my mind,
the well-crafted lifestyle you want me to adopt in my daily existence,
the ways of God for my spiritual community and spheres of service.
Train me in timeliness,
rein in my impulsiveness,
make me mature in discerning,
not premature in deciding,
that I might better sense your presence and prompting,
your leading and guiding.
In Jesus’ name.
Keswick at Portstewart dates and speakers for 2021. Pray for the Convention.
New Leader Of Liberal Democrats
Sir Ed Davey is the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Pray for him and see how he has voted on moral issues:
You can also look up any MPs voting record.
‘Is He Worthy’, another new song from Evensong a new album from Keith & Kristyn Getty