The Inside Column 03/08

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Good morning and a very warm welcome to you all. If you are a visitor we hope you will stay for a cuppa after the service.

Thanks to Richard Currie for putting on the Quiz Night, it is a lot of work but a good night was had by all. Thanks to all the people that gave prizes and supported this event. Thanks to the ladies that helped in the kitchen with the supper and cleaning up. The next big event is the church fair on the first of November. If you would like to be part of the organising committee our first planning meeting is at 1.00pm on Tuesday 5 August in my office.

What did you think of the chairs instead of pews last week? As I said at the time this was an experiment, to see what it might be like. Someone said to me after the service “Don’t make the chairs to comfortable we might all go to sleep through the sermon!” Please let me know what you thought of the chairs and how we might approach church seating in the future.

Last week I shared a statement from the Lausanne Movement here is statement 14 :
The Power Of The Holy Spirit Worldwide evangelisation will become a realistic possibility only when the Spirit renews the Church in truth and wisdom, faith, holiness, love and power. We therefore call upon all Christians to pray for such a visitation of the sovereign Spirit of God that all his fruit may appear in all his people and that all his gifts may enrich the body of Christ. Only then will the whole church become a fit instrument in his hands, that the whole earth may hear his voice. Amen.

Next week Sunday 10 August is our annual Gift Day. This is the one time of year we ask you to think about your giving to the church and to think about how you could increase your weekly giving. You may like to consider a one-off financial gift.

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

I would ask that if you are a member of St Barnabas that you would prayerfully review you’re giving. We would love as many people as possible to give regularly, either by direct credit (Bank details are in the pew sheet) or through the envelope system.

Yours in Christ

Philip

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