Going with 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.
We’ve come to the last of our four weeks looking at this purpose together. Over the past three weeks we’ve considered Knowing the Gospel, Growing in the Gospel, and Showing the Gospel. For our final Sunday, we’re thinking about how we can be Going with the Gospel.
Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore 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. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Jesus gives all of his disciples the instruction to make more disciples here, there, and everywhere. There is nowhere that we are not to go and make disciples. This commission should be at the heart of all that we do.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service of Holy Communion 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 how we can be Going with 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.
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 from 10:30 to 12:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, all are very welcome to join us.
All Souls Service
Our annual memorial service will be on the afternoon of Sunday 7th November at 3pm at St Thomas, Northaw. At the service we will remember by name those known to the church who have died in the Iast three years; there will then be the opportunity for everybody to light candles in memory of loved ones, whether departed recently or long ago.
Our Remembrance Day service is at 10:50am at St Thomas on 14th November. We'll start outside at the memorial for an Act of Remembrance, before concluding the service inside the church building.
The PCC met on the 4th October. A brief summary of the meeting is available online.
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.
We have removed virtually all of the coronavirus related restrictions, however we are encouraged to maintain caution in all that we do. Should this need to change again, we will let you know any alterations that we need to make.
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.