We start a new series this week exploring the “I AM sayings of Jesus”. Today considering how we are spiritually sustained and fed.
This week we also say goodbye to Will Alvarez who has faithfully served us through teaching and inspiring young people, both inside and outside the church.
“I Am the Bread of Life” by Russ Herbert.
Led by Clive Jennings, and our reading is John 6:25-35 given by Sally Bell.
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Led by Jean Balcombe.
Jesus comes to us in our need and invites us to come to him in faith for all that we need to sustain us.
Do we take him at his word when he says: ‘I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.’?
With our neighbours who are short of food we come to you, Lord Jesus.
We give thanks for those who really see, who hear your prompting and open their hearts, minds and hands to provide for those who have a need.
With those in countries facing drought and famine as well as the severe challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic making food supplies uncertain, we come to you, Lord Jesus.
We give thanks for those who are there in the midst of these trials every day bringing your love as well as compassionate relief.
With those living with uncertainty for their livelihoods or health, we come to you, Lord Jesus.
We give thanks for businesses that put people before profit, for medical services management that sees the big picture of care, and pray that there will always be enough resources to provide appropriately and well.
With those who serve in our emergency services, we come to you, Lord Jesus.
In these times the extra demands upon them are significant and they bear much of the challenge to respond fairly and compassionately, whatever the circumstances.
With those who are asking questions about the meaning of life, we come to you, Lord Jesus.
As we have come to you and found that you are the answer may we be ready to encourage others to know you for themselves.
With ourselves, we come to you, Lord Jesus.
Feed us that we may believe wholly in you, Son of the living God, for you are the Bread of Life. Without you, we would go hungry.
For your name’s sake,
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Prayer Ministry and Support
If you would like someone to pray with you, the contact for the Prayer Sheet and Prayer Chain is Jean Balcombe: firstname.lastname@example.org 07810 027820
We have a prayer wall on the car entrance to the church if it helps you to declare your prayer for others to pray it with you.
Please keep in touch with your Christchurch family, even if it just to say hello. If you need connecting drop an email to our Church Administrator, Kathryn on email@example.com.