You will be familiar with that wonderful verse from Psalm 46.10: “Be still and know that I am God”. The Passion translation renders it: “Surrender your anxiety”. Worry/anxiety is our way of trying to control the world with the power of our thoughts. Instead, we are called to let God be God. After all, it is His job to look after the world and ours to trust Him. Some people find it helpful to make this a physical act. Write down your fears and anxieties on a piece of paper; then screw the paper up, place it in the palms of your hands and when your ready to surrender them, place the ball of paper into a bin.
Thursday 21st May is the Feast of Ascension, when we mark Christ’s leaving this world to go into heaven. To celebrate this, we will be posting a service (in a similar format to Sunday mornings) at 7 p.m. Just visit the website to find it.
Thy Kingdom Come
Pray for 5 is an initiative connected to Thy Kingdom Come. This move of prayer, launched by our Archbishops 4 years ago has swept around the world, taking in churches of every denomination. It encourages the church and individual believers to pray for their family, friends and nation during the period between Ascension (May 21st) and Pentecost (May 31st). This year we are specifically encouraged by our own Bishop among others to pray for 5. This entails identifying five people within your own circle of family and friends and praying each day of the Thy Kingdom Come season for them to come to faith. We will be posting resources to encourage you to pray in the coming days.
To Ann Dove whose birthday it is today.
Since the corona outbreak, use of foodbanks across the city has increased by 80%! The economic challenges of corona are really taking hold and may well get worse. Remember all those who staff and supply foodbanks and the emergency food hubs when you clap tonight. If you know anyone who is struggling to afford food, direct them to our food hub at the Family Hub in Tile Hill, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12
Supporting Mental Health
Please find attached the tenth in our series on coping with lockdown, with a focus on how to cope when we are worried.
For your prayers
Mike Lynch who has just undergone his second round of chemotherapy. And Fran Smith who has just been diagnosed with a calcified coronary artery.
A reminder that we are here to shop! Please don’t wait until the cupboards are bare to ask for help. A couple of days’ notice would be helpful. Please contact Julie for assistance on 07756 918847 or email@example.com
A Children’s sheet is enclosed.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Philippians 4