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A message from Phil Moon (Vicar)
Thought of the day
Today we think particularly about our Mums, and we thank God for them, whether they are still alive, or died perhaps many years ago, whether we can be with them today or maybe the travel restrictions are stopping us being together today. Whatever our circumstances, today we thank God for our mums.
And today we may be particularly praying for our mums, or perhaps you’re a mum and you’re particularly praying for your own children. Psalm 62:8 was our verse for the year a few years back and I regularly go back to it as it’s a great help to my prayers. Let’s start in the middle – “pour out your hearts to him”. Nothing fancy, nothing premeditated, nothing prepared, just your heart and God’s. And you telling God just how it is; just how you’re feeling today. Your fears, your anxiety, your relief, your joy. What’s on your heart? What’s the first thing you think of in the morning? No holding back, “pour out your hearts to him”.
Second, why? Let’s look at the end of the verse – the reason is that “God is our refuge”, our shelter. Many times on Men & Mountains we’ve got to the top of a mountain and sought refuge out of the wind in one of those mountain top shelters. It’s always so much warmer out of the wind! And we pray because God is our (personal) refuge. Our place to go, our shelter, our home. If corona is getting too much, (and even if it isn’t) God is our refuge. So we pray and pour out our hearts to Him.
And third, as we do so, we’re putting our trust in Him. He is God, and he has tremendously big hands, warm hands, loving hands, capable hands. He is able. And he is THE one we know we can trust, because he’s shown us that at the cross of Christ. And that’s for now, and at all times. It’s for the hard times, and for the easier times.
“Trust in Him at all times, you people.”
What's happening today
Sunday Morning Service on the website Phil Moon Preaching 10:00
Suitable for everyone
Sunday Evening Service on the website Don Bawtree Preaching 18:30
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 8:00-9:30
For Feast people to have a bible study
Message Alex to get involved.
The JHMT Appeal
Corona has stopped lots of things but it's not stopping the JHMT appeal!
So just a reminder, we're giving money to support Living Hope Ministries in their ministry in Africa. If the conference there can't go ahead, the money will still be well used to grow and develop good gospel centred Bible teaching ministry, in several countries, mainly in East Africa.
And we're giving to support the ministry of Julian and Nicky Milson, Jemima and Theo in Valencia, Spain. Julian leads a church there and our gifts will be a very valuable financial support to the ongoing ministry of proclamation and discipleship.
Cheques (yes we still accept them!) payable to James Hannington Memorial Trust and if you don't specify, your gift will be divided 50-50 between Living Hope and the Milsons.
Want to pay online? Best to send an email to the church office and we'll pass it on to Roger Bellamy the JHMT Treasurer.
Let's give generously: it will make a huge difference