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Thought for the Day by John Irvine (Member of Holy Cross Church)
I have this little piece of Staffordshire pottery to remind me of the great John Wesley and of my own call to preach. What a privilege that has been.
This Sunday is actually the 282nd anniversary of Wesley’s conversion and filling with the Spirit on May 24th 1738. In his journal for that date he recorded those famous words “I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street where one was reading Luther’s preface to the epistle of the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.”
John Wesley kept a journal for over 50 years, recording events, prayers and feelings. One benefit for me through lockdown has been being able to invest more time during my quiet time with God in my own journal. I note not just events but what I sense God is speaking to me about and my own thoughts, prayers and feelings. I would encourage all to take advantage of more time to write honestly in your own journal or to begin one if it has not been your practice to date. There is something about putting pen to paper that crystallises thoughts and stirs to action. With hindsight, it also proves a marvelous record of prayers, both answered and continuing.
Wesley was very honest in his journal. Not so well known are the words that followed on the date of his “heart-warming” experience which are “After my return home, I was much buffeted with temptations”.
Being converted and filled with the Spirit does not end the struggle with temptation!
God be with you and happy journaling.
What's happening online tomorrow at Bishop Hannington
Sunday Morning Service premieres at 10:00 on the website Acts 2:14-41 John Irvine is preaching
Suitable for everyone with separate children’s and young peoples activities
Sunday Evening Service premieres at 18:30 on the website Ephesians 6:18-24 Phil Moon Preaching
Suitable for everyone
Sunday: KO Hangout - 7:30-8:30
For KO young people a chance to chat together after the evening service has gone live and chat about our faith.
Message Stephen to get involved.
Feast Hangout 7:45-9:15
For Feast people to have a bible study
Message Alex to get involved or log in via MyChurchsuite
Alpha Taster Session
At BH we are running over zoom a taster Alpha session. There will be one on June 1 2020 14:00 to 15:30 and one on Wednesday 3 June 19:30 to 21:00. They will be the same so please chose which one is best for you. We would love to see you at one of the sessions. Please be thinking and praying about who you could bring along. Due to the fact it is on zoom numbers will be limited. For more details, to sign up or to watch a short video about Alpha please go to the BH Website
Coffee and Chat
This week there will be 2 'lockdown' coffee and chat sessions on zoom that anyone can join.
Tuesday 26 May 10.30
Thursday 28 May 15.30
The easiest way to join this is via the events page on MyChurchsuite. If you don't have or having problems logging into MyChurchsuite please contact the church office firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 732965.
Mental Health Awareness 2020
Please follow the link below to our Resources page for more information.
We will use this space to keep you up to date with what the church is doing during this time.