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A little word
(The LORD) defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. Deuteronomy 10.18-19
The onus on the people of Israel, set out in the law, was clear and unequivocal. Tending to and looking out for the vulnerable was part of their DNA as the people of God. Jesus summed up the law and the prophets as ‘do to others what you would have them do to you.’
In our own lives, amongst family and neighbours, and corporately as the Church, this should be at our heart.
The cry of the Refugee and Asylum seeker is one we hear and heed, even if our government has stopped up its ears. Shame on them.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for times others have tended to us in our need.
- For all working to make refugees welcome and those trying to fix our broken asylum system.
- For families coping with long-term infirmity and vulnerability.
Sunday at 10am. Five Marks – Tend #1
Morning Worship with refreshments to follow. Brief discussion group picking up the weeks theme over coffee is a new option.
You can also watch by live stream on the church facebook page.
This week’s readings are: 2 Kings 5. 1-14
Sunday at 7pm.
Reflective Service – a peaceful time of 45mins or so.
10am on Thursday
Holy Communion in Church
Christian Aid week
Karen reports a great total of £290.90 was sent from CCP. Thanks to all who helped with breakfast and all who donated.
‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.’ (Eph. 6.18.)
Our CCP Prayer Board is to the left of the doors on the way to the kitchen.
Please write your requests for prayer on the tags (or reuse the old paper bits) and pin them to the board. Then read and pray!
Before you do post anything on the Prayer Board, please check with anyone whose name you have mentioned that … it is OK to mention their name! They need to remember that this is a public notice-board and that people might mention things posted on here in the Prayers of Intercession in our Services, which are live-streamed to the world.
Kathryn and Kate Thompson have over-sight of the board, so please talk to them if you want to know anything.
Church Yard Nurture
Join us to keep our church yard good for people and nature, Fridays 10.00 – 12.00, short prayer at the end.
pray for each other and the activities we are involved in, Monday evenings: 7.30-8.30pm
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