I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people (Colossians 1:3-4, NIV)
We’re starting a new series this Sunday, working our way through St Paul’s letter to the Colossians. It’s a letter that begins with thankfulness for the Colossian Christians, and prayer that they would continue to live in Christ. It’s also a letter to us, that we would continue to live in Christ and give thanks to God.
Jesus said ‘go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’ (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV)
What is our purpose as a church? Why do we do what we do? What are our plan for the future? This Sunday is our Vision Sunday, and we’re going to spend time looking at our purpose as a church, our vision for 2025, and our plans for the future - I really hope that you can join us as we do that.