This is where we’ll try to provide weekly items in addition to our other updates and letters – please keep coming back here regularly.
For those people not on our direct mailing list, we hope you enjoy this week’s pastoral message from Kip: Letter to the St Peter’s church family
And as Kip mentioned, we’ll have a new member of the family shortly as Julia Pratt joins us as our new Curate! Until then, here’s a brief ‘hello’ from Julia.
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It falls on June 5th each year and this year’s theme is ‘biodiversity’. As part of St Peter’s journey towards becoming an Eco Church, Kip and the Eco Crew are challenging us all to think about how each of our carbon footprints is affecting the world environment and its biodiversity and how this fits with our mission as a church. This Carbon Footprint Challenge has been put together to help us do this. It contains links to further information and a carbon calculator to help you take your first steps. Contact the Eco Crew through [email protected] if you need help or more information.
Please take a look at these Thy Kingdom Come messages from the Trustees of Encontro Com Deus
About Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension (21 May 2020) to Pentecost (31 May 2020) for more people to come to know Jesus.
Since its start in May 2016, just three and a half years ago, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. In 2019 Christians from 172 countries took part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.
During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
- Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
- Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
- Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby. For more information and a list of all resources available at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
Here’s a message from our Churchwardens, Brian and Terry:
together with a presentation from the PCC for your information :
By popular demand, we thought ewe’d enjoy this slideshow of illustrations from Kip’s recent talk on The Lost Sheep!
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Find out more by following this link.
Remember that we have a number you can dial to hear a recording of each Sunday’s service for the cost of a local call. We hope this may be particularly helpful for people not able to access the YouTube service. Dial 0151 329 2942, wait a few seconds and the recording will start. Please tell anyone you think may be interested.
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