Sunday Online 18/09/22

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This week, we are mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and praying for King Charles III. We will include a time of reflection at all our services today.

In 2002, The Queen said: ‘I draw strength from the message of hope in the Christian gospel’. Today, we will also continuing our series ‘Jesus, the Last, the Least and the Lost’, based on readings from Luke’s Gospel.

Thanksgiving and Remembrance


Questions relating to the events of this week:

  • How do you feel about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II?
  • In what ways has she set a good example of service to God and to others?
  • How do you think that her faith in Jesus has shaped her life?
  • What do you think she will be remembered for?
  • How would you like to be remembered?

Questions from today’s speaker. You can use some of these in Growth Groups or alone:

Read through Luke 4:14-21

Questions Luke 4:14-21

  • Why did Luke give prominence to the power of the Spirit on Jesus return to Galilee?
  • What news about Jesus was being spread throughout the surrounding countryside? How would you have responded to this news?
  • How did Jesus fulfill the prophesies of Isaiah 61:1-2? What did he miss out and why?
  • What does this reveal about Jesus’ mission and second coming?

What can I pray for?

  • Pray for our church as we move into a time of change and transition – including for Sandie and the new churchwarden and for the person who isn’t elected.
  • Pray for those suffering from the floods in Pakistan. You can find a Tearfund prayer guide here
  • Pray for families, children and schools in our local area as a new school year begins.

How to Pray or Read the Bible

It’s good to get into a daily habit of daily prayer and reading the Bible. There are lots of ways to do this. We’ve given some suggestions on this website on ‘How can I pray?’ and ‘How can I read the Bible?’. If you need help, do ask us – we’d love to help!

New Here?

If you’d like to keep in touch, need some practical help, a prayer, or would like to explore faith a bit more… then just let us know via our Contact Page. We’d love to hear from you.

What Next?

You can also join us in our buildings – if you would like to. More details here

Join us to Pray for our church, community and the world on Sundays at 5:45- 6:30pm via Zoom.
Zoom Meeting ID: 846 9100 8512 Password: 316

If you’d like to join a Growth Group, to get to know other people and explore life and faith together, then let us know here.

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