Sunday 2nd August 2020

This month’s newsletter
Appeal for supporting Uganda in the COVID-19 crisis


A warm welcome!

Summer is here! The sun is shining and we can now (cautiously) step out of out homes to enjoy it.

Jesus is the light – if we keep within that light we can’t fail to experience it and reflect it.


Service

“I Am the Light of the World” a message by Clive Jennings.

Led by Russ Herbert, and our reading is John 8:12-20.

Jump to: Start, Welcome, Reading, Message, Prayers, Closing.

If you wish to make an offering to support our mission at Christchurch click here.

video

For our younger visitors – drop into Emy’s Christchurch Kids blog.

If you are not yet part of a home group and would like to join one, please get in touch through our contact page, and we will connect you with Carolyn, our Home Group Co-ordinator.

Worship Playlist

Prayers

Led by Sam Thompson.

Lord Jesus, as we pause and reflect together now, we focus on you in this time of prayer.

We thank you that you are the light of the world, that by knowing you, we will never walk in darkness. May we be filled with your Holy Spirit, to be beacons for your light, to give hope to those who do not know you.

Father God, we pray for those who are suffering from abuse and violence both here in Clevedon, around the country and the world, especially following this time of prolonged isolation. Shine your light on them, give them refuge and protection from the atrocities they have endured.

We thank you, Lord Jesus, for those who have helped provide for those in need around the world and close to home. Father, we pray for those around the world who are suffering from famine and hunger. Shine your light upon them, so that they and their families may be provided for.

We pray for those who are suffering with the effects of Covid-19, may you comfort those who are sick and bereaved, and give certainty and hope to those who have lost income and livelihoods. We pray for our government and governments around the world, give them wisdom in easing restrictions while balancing the risk of a second wave. We pray for those in Manchester, Leeds and also in Leicester, who face new restrictions on their lives. Lord protect them and keep them safe. 

Lord, we thank you that you are a God of Grace, who sent your one and only son Jesus Christ to die for us, so that we may have eternal life. Lord shine your light upon us this day, give us peace and strength for the week ahead, and help us to share your love with all those around us and those who we are in contact with.

And now we come together to say the prayer Jesus taught us.

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.
Amen.

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:  prayer@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk 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 admin@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk.