Daily message – 26 July 2020

Eddie,

Paul described himself as a slave to those familiar with the institution – who knew that it all depends what your master is like.

— John Hindley, “Serving without Sinking”

Notices for 26th July 2020

Tim Stephenson,

Outdoor service **next week**

John and Natalie have invited us for a shortened service and fellowship picnic next Sunday at the slightly later time of 11am. For anyone who prefers to continue online Church on the Green would love to welcome visitors.

Full details including registration and directions

Church on the Green @ 10am

Rob will be leading an interactive Bible Study and prayer and you’ll be able to join online or via a standard phone call as follows:

ALSO…. Church on the Green has a brand new web site at: https://www.churchonthegreen.online/

Priory Street – joint service @ 10am

Eddie continues with 1 Peter 4:1-6 this week.

The ‘new normal’ continues with prayer and fellowship – contact your LIFE group leaders for when and how that is happening. Or use the contact form if you’re not part of one but would like to join in.

Junior Church

Activities for various age groups will be live on the CBC Junior Church channel on Sunday morning.

Evening prayer @ 8pm

Maybe it is easier to concentrate in the evening, after the children are in bed? If you’d like to join a small group, via Zoom, for a couple of Bible readings and to share and receive prayer reach out to Joey, Natalie or use the contact form.

Holiday club online

Remember this is the last week to register. All details are here.

10am Monday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 14th

Survey about in-person church activities

We’d really like to hear what you think about the church activities we should prioritise. Please fill out our survey here.

WEC Training Course…

… starts this Monday (27th). Read more here.

Coming up…

Many activities happen even while we cannot meet together in person. If you or someone you know is feeling left out, please get in touch via the contact form or call the office.

  • Each Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm, Lynn Green will be hosting a live prayer event. This is a great way to feel connected to the wider family at a time when many of us are isolated and under pressure.  Please use this link to connect to the event.

Outdoor communion service and fellowship picnic

Tim Stephenson,

02 August 20

What’s happening?

  • 10:30: Briefing for stewards
  • 11:00: Welcome and pre-recorded worship played (through sound system)
  • 11:10: Short all-age address from Eddie (through sound system)
  • 11:20: Communion – please remember your own materials
  • 11:30-13:00 Fellowship and picnic lunch – at a distance

Registration and directions

Contact Tim or leave a message on the office phone if you have questions or would like to help.

Map of Upper Castle Coombe. Postcode: SN14 7HE

Daily message – 25 July 2020

Eddie,

“The Son of God loved you and gave Himself for you.” And that produces lives characterized by drive, passion and enthusiasm. Even in the midst of service and sacrifice, it creates lives of joy.

— Tim Chester, “Galatians: Rediscovering Joy”

A reason for hope – part 3

Tim Stephenson,

Nigel reflects again on 1 Peter 3:15. Today, what does it mean to give an answer? Four tips from Nigel including what to do if you don’t even have a question to answer.

First published on The Fuelcast 10 July.

Daily message – 24 July 2020

Eddie,
cover page showing image of lavender field

(quoting Joni Eareckson Tada): “People with disabilities are God’s best visual aids to demonstrate who He really is. His power shows up best in weakness.”

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 23 July 2020

Eddie,
Profile photo of Sinclair Ferguson

When we behold the glory of Christ in the gospel, it reorders the loves of our hearts, so we delight in him supremely, and the other things that have ruled our lives lose their enslaving power over us.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “The Whole Christ”

Holiday Club 2020 will be online 10-14 August

Tim Stephenson,

Looking for something to occupy your primary school aged children this summer? Look no further.

We’ll journey together as we look at some epic adventures in the Bible from the comfort of our own homes.

Registration is compulsory

In order to receive your craft resource goody bag – or for any questions – please fill out the form below:

Deadline for registration is next Friday – 31st July. Goody bags will be delivered by socially distanced drop off in the week commencing 3rd August.

Download this flyer to share with your friends.

PRAYING COLOSSIANS 3:1-4

kathylarkman,

This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE

Pray the Word photoSince you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honour at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. “ Colossians 3:1-4

Prayer:

Thank you for our new life which is hidden in Christ. For we know that our ‘normal’ lives will one day come to an end, but our life with You will go on forever when you come back. Help us to continually seek the life above with Jesus Christ and not to be drawn away.  Help us to live out what we have IN CHRIST; our everything! Help our lives to be shaped not by our circumstances or the opinions of others, but by Christ, our hope in life and death.

In Jesus Christ we pray, AMEN.

Daily message – 22 July 2020

Eddie,

We are inclined to be content when we have feelings of sweetness; but the Gardener of souls seeks not for feelings, but for fruit …

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”