Spreading the Aroma of Christ
Does the smell of coffee put you in a good mood? Does the scent of a lit candle make you relax? Do you enjoy the air after rain, or even freshly cut grass?
Smells can cut straight through to our emotions. So what did Paul mean by the metaphor in his teachings?
by Jean Balcombe
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Our Vision & Mission
Can you remember why we as a Church are here?
Our vision of where we believe God is leading us is:
To be one in Christ
To grow more disciples
To serve the community
To achieve this we will:
We seek the power of the Holy Spirit to build us up as God’s people.
To share worship and teaching
To offer ways for all ages to be nurtured
To learn and build faith
We will share our faith and demonstrate God’s love and care for our world.
Family and Children’s Activities
for our younger members
given by Wendy Roberts
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2 Corinthians 2:12-17 (NIV)
Ministers of the new covenant
“Stronger with You Jesus”
by Clive Jennings
With a little introduction by Hugo Boss (other fragrances are available).
The third in our series of “A Passion for Christ”. Does what you do exude the sweet fragrance of Christ?
Led by Carolyn Waite
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Dear Lord, we thank you for the privilege and gift of being the Aroma of Christ. May our aroma filled lives be a pleasing witness to you our Father.
We all know there are good and bad aromas. We ask for your forgiveness when our lives are issuing bad aromas – for the times when we are not thoughtful of your world and the many people within.
Lord, please do nudge us to share and protect all the good things that we have, and at this time there will be fair and equal distribution of the covid vaccines around the world.
Spirit of Peace fall on the places of conflict around the world. Heal divisions and hurts, bring together families and nations torn apart by war. We pray especially for the Middle East and Myanmar at this time.
Tomorrow our children and young people return to school and college. We pray for all the families and staff concerned. Please lift the anxieties and difficulties that this may cause for some families and staff. We thank you for all our teaching and support staff who are working so hard throughout these difficult times.
Lord I pray there will be a wave of JOY as the children and young people meet up and travel through the town, please protect and keep them safe.
Dear Father, I ask that you are with those that are grieving at this time who have lost someone special, wrap your loving arms around them and let them feel your presence.
Father help us to live this week to the full being true to you in every way.
Jesus help us to give ourselves away to others being kind to everyone we meet.
Spirit help us to love the lost proclaiming Christ in all we do and say Amen. (Lectio 365)
The Lords Prayer
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 forever. Amen.
With so many people affected by the impact of COVID-19, it can be useful to structure our daily prayer. This leaflet from Prayer for the Nation provides themes for each day of the week.
If you would like someone to pray for you, or with you for something important to you, the contact for the Prayer Sheet and Prayer Chain is Jean Balcombe: firstname.lastname@example.org 07810 027820
Help and Support
The contact for the Prayer Sheet and Prayer Chain is Jean Balcombe: email@example.com 07810 027820
For practical support for those isolating or shielding, there is a group of volunteers who will happily help out. For contact details visit Clevedon aid. Make use of those in your home group, and if you would like to be part of one contact our Carolyn Waite our home group coordinator through the church office.
Lastly, don’t hesitate to contact us through the website or if urgent though the contact details on the newsletter.