Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. (Luke 4:1-2)
Immediately after his baptism, Jesus goes into the wilderness and fasts for 40 days. During that time, he was tempted by the devil. Why does this happen? Why is it recorded for us? What do we learn about Jesus? What do we learn about us?
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am 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 Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.
We are pleased to welcome Charlotte Manchee and her parents and godparents for her baptism in St Andrew this Sunday morning.
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.
Our Ash Wednesday service of Holy Communion is at 9:30am on Wednesday 2nd March at St Andrew. This replaces our usual Morning Prayer.
For our Lent devotions this year, I’m suggesting that we read “Forty Women: Unseen women of the Bible from Eden to Easter”. There are short devotions for each day in Lent, and we’ll also be using it to help shape our Sunday sermons in Lent. The author, Ros Clarke, gave our revived Rachel Bradgate Lecture, below, and we have some copies still available for sale. You can also let the vicar know if you would like a copy (email@example.com / 07446 516945).
The Rachel Bradgate Lecture
After an interval of at least 140 years, the revived Rachel Bradgate Lecture was held on Wednesday evening. The lecture was recorded, and is available on our SoundCloud page.
This Sunday, we are continuing our look through Luke’s Gospel. To help with that, we have some copies available which include space for notes. These are available in both churches for a donation of £1. Why not get one to bring on Sunday mornings, and to write in, as we read it together?
Monday Morning Service
On Monday mornings at 9am in St Thomas, during term time, we hold our Monday Morning Service. This is a service focussed on the whole school community, but is open to everyone. This service is a great way for the church family and school community can build relationships. We’d love you to join us on Monday mornings.
Vera Morey’s Memorial Service
Vera’s memorial service is at 12pm on Saturday 5th March in St Thomas. You would be most welcome to join us as we celebrate Vera’s life together.
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.
World Day of Prayer
This year’s service will be taking place at 10:30am on Friday 4th March at Goffs Oak Methodist Church.
Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council have asked us to circulate details of the Public Consultation about the Colesdale Farm Licence Review. More details are available at the Parish Council’s website.
All legal coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted, and so there are no longer any mandatory requirements. You may, however, still wish to wear face coverings for sings and when moving around the buildings.
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.
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.