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Lent prayer series - Shrove Tuesday

Feb
27

 

If you're having pancakes today, enjoy them!  

 

Today's prayer activity: 

After your pancakes, think or chat about what comes to mind when you think of Easter. Make a note of these – they could be symbols, ideas, thanks. 

 

Prayer starter: 

Spend a few minutes giving thanks for everything on your list. Ask God to help you understand His love for you and others more this Lent. 

After giving thanks, put your list away somewhere safe, so you can come back to it during the Easter weekend. 

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Lent prayer series

Feb
27

Following on from our popular Advent Prayer series we are delighted to launch our new prayer series for Lent. 

By way of introduction every Sunday during Lent we'll upload prayer ideas and a prayer starter and this will provide your theme for prayers for the week. There will also be additional posts on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, plus Shrove Tuesday (to set the scene) and of course Easter Sunday.

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Lent Course 2017

Feb
24

Lent is a time when Christians are encouraged to devote time to learning.  You are warmly invited to join us as we explore the issues at the interface of science and Christianity using the award-winning ‘Test of Faith’ course. 

The course will be held at Christ Church. 

Morning sessions: 10.30am - 12 noon, 
Wednesday 8, 15 & 22 March, Tuesday 28 March and Wednesday 5 April

Evening sessions: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Tuesday 7 & 14 March, Wednesday 22 & 29 March and Wednesday 5 April

To book please email or sign up in church.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan
13

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18 to 25 January - the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.  The attached booklet is designed to help us observe this week of prayer amidst the busyness of our lives.

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Jesse Tree - Day 24

Dec
24

Day 24 – The Star Gazers

Bible Ref: Matthew 2, Ornament: 3 Crowns

That same night, in amongst the other stars, suddenly a bright new star appeared. Of all the stars in the dark vaulted heavens, this one shone clearer.  It blazed in the night and made the other stars look pale beside it.  

God put it there when his baby Son was born - to be like a spotlight.  Shining on him.  Lighting up the darkness.  Showing people the way to him.  

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Jesse Tree - Day 23

Dec
24

Day 23 – The Shepherds get a Shock

Bible Ref: Luke 2, Ornament: Fluffy Sheep

Now, God was like a new Daddy - he couldn't keep the good news about his baby son to himself.  He'd been waiting all these long years for this moment, and now he wanted to tell everyone.

So he pulled out all the stops.  He'd sent an angel to tell Mary the good news.  He'd put a special star in the sky to show where his boy was.  And now he was going to send a big choir of angels to sing his happy song to the world: He's here!  He's come!  Go and see him.  My little boy.

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Advent prayer - Saturday 24th December

Dec
24

Prayer idea for today:

Write a song or a poem for God about Christmas.

 

Prayer starter:

Jesus, above all else, I want you to know...

 

Our Posada Dolls travel around the Parish during Advent and stay with a different family every night.  With them are a set of prayers that families can use when they welcome the dolls into their home. The prayer of thanks particularly struck me when we hosted them and I thought I would also share this with you. 

 

Father God, we thank you that you love us so much

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Advent prayer - Friday 23rd December

Dec
23

O Emmanuel, come and save us, O Lord our God.

 

Prayer idea for today:

Pray as you wash your hands, for forgiveness and cleansing.

 

Prayer starter:

Jesus, thank you for saving me from…

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Advent prayer - Thursday 22nd December

Dec
22

O King of nations, come and bring peace among us.

 

Prayer idea for today:

Pray for someone you find difficult.

 

Prayer starter:

Please, Lord, help me reconcile with…

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Advent prayer - Wednesday 21st December

Dec
22

O Dayspring, come and bring light to the darkness of our lives.

 

Prayer idea for today:

Light a candle and use it as a focus for your prayer.

 

Prayer starter:

Lord, I will never forget…

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