This Week's Prayer Theme:

12th. May 2019

Today is the start of Christian Aid week.  For over 70 years, this charity has given relief aid to those in need, and campaigned against injustice.

Please pray;

- for generous donations to help provide for Christian Aid's ongoing work.

- for effective campaigning against poverty and injustice.

- that Christian Aid will show God's care in many practical ways. 

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this;  to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and keep oneself from being polluted by the world".

James 1; 27.

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This Week's Readings:

John 10: 22-30

22Then came the Festival of Dedication b at Jerusalem. It was winter,
23and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.
24The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

25Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,
26but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.
27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all c ; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
30I and the Father are one.”



Revelation 7: 9-17

The Great Multitude in White Robes

9After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
10And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
11All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
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saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honour and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

13Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes who are they, and where did they come from?”
14I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.

16‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ a nor any scorching heat.
17For the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ b
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ c

Prayers:

At the church we regularly pray for the needs of our local community and its people, as well as the needs of the wider world. If you have any particular prayer requests, please contact us. These requests will be handled confidentially.

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