2016 May

May 2016

Dear Friends,

This month, we celebrate Pentecost, celebrated by Jews fifty days after Passover, but more meaningfully for us, the coming of the Holy Spirit and birth of the church.

To mark the occasion of Pentecost, all the churches in the Crosby Circuit are uniting for a morning service at Blundellsands Church on 15th May. As a result, our church will be closed that morning. If you need transport to Blundellsands Church, please speak to a steward, and we will ask for volunteers to transport you there and back.

Jesus prayed before his death that we might be one as a church. In coming together as a circuit to worship together, we are demonstrating that oneness and unity. Jesus called us to love one another as he first loved us. As we meet together, we symbolise that love.

In another initiative this month, we are joining primarily with All Saints with St. Frideswyde Church and the King’s Church in Thornton for a week of prayer.  You will find details elsewhere in the Newsletter. This starts on Pentecost Sunday and continues through the following week, culminating in a prayer walk  encompassing the three churches.

Again we demonstrate our unity across our denominations as we express our love of the Lord Jesus in prayer.

The message of Pentecost is one of transformation, where we saw the frightened disciples hiding in a room behind closed doors, completely changed into apostles and advocates of the Gospel, going out sharing the Good News with others wherever they went. They did not do that in their own strength, but in the power of the Holy Spirit. That power is also available to us, transforming us to be more adventurous in our faith.

In a world that so often rejects the narrative of the Bible, it is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives that makes the Gospel so attractive to others.

As we come to celebrate Pentecost, I hope that you will join in with the above activities and let the Holy Spirit empower you in your walk with Jesus.

May God bless you greatly.

 

David


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