As the Church of England nationally is asking us to pray, we have much to learn about how and why we communicate with the God who loves us unconditionally. Too often we regard God as distant, uncaring, and can we really honestly claim to be in a living relationship with God: Father: Son and Holy Spirit.
We will as two Churches in our One Parish be exploring prayer in many creative ways over the coming months. There will be an emphasis on and teaching about prayer in our Services, Homegroups and in our everyday dealings with each other and our community.
We have much to bring before God: Our Mission and Growth: Our Ministry to the Parish through Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals.
Like many Parishes around us, we have financial difficulties and the opportunities to look at new ways to be Church, especially with Christ Church approaching completion, and Holy Trinity in the early stages of planning a re design and repair.
Matthew chapter 7 verse 7 says: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you."
May these coming months be an adventure and exploration of all that our God has to give us, an enabling of all that we have to give, and may we have the strength and courage to be God's Church and grow and grow: Yes? well let the journey truly begin: Let us Pray.......