Growing in the Gospel
What is the basic purpose of any church? As part of our mission plan, we put it like this:
The Parish of Northaw and Cuffley exists to glorify God, to grow disciples, and to share the good news of the gospel in word and action.
Over the next four weeks we're going to be picking this up in four titles: Knowing the Gospel, Growing in the Gospel, Showing the Gospel, and Going with the Gospel. As we do so, we'll be looking through Paul's second letter to Timothy.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
As we think particularly of God's provision of harvest, and the growing of our food, we can also think about our spiritual growth. How do we grow as Christians? What would that look like?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am all-age harvest service in St Andrew, Cuffley, or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look together at Growing in the Gospel.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
Harvest Food Donations
As in previous years, we’d like to be able to give plants out to the recently bereaved and housebound. Any donations of pot plants, and volunteers to help deliver, would be greatly appreciated.
Church Family Fellowship
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly in person Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday (22nd September) from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, all are very welcome to join us.
Praying during the week
Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no longer any requirement to sit in household groups or bubbles, and so you are welcome to sit in larger groups. Please be considerate that there might those who want to maintain some social distancing. The chairs at the back of St Andrew’s will be arranged ‘socially distanced’ for the time being.
Face coverings are no longer mandatory in our buildings. You may choose to wear one if you would like for some, or all, of your time. You may, for example, wish to wear a covering while moving around the building or singing.
We are singing again in St Andrew, however there is no requirement for anyone to sing, if they would rather not.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.