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.
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 our purpose, vision, and plans for the future.
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.
If you want to catch up with last week’s sermon, it’s available to listen to via SoundCloud.
Our children’s church meets this Sunday morning in the Undercroft (underneath the main building). Children are welcome from 10:20, and will join us in the main part of the building at the end of the service.
This Sunday (11th September), we will be looking at our church’s vision for the next few years. We’ll see what we have achieved so far, what still needs to be done, and some of our plans for the future. I hope you’ll be able to join us, as we celebrate God’s goodness to us, seek his wisdom and guidance for the future, and see how we can work together to glorify God, grow disciples and share the good news.
After the morning service on the 2nd October, there will be a harvest lunch in St Andrew. Tickets are £10 per head; the sign-up sheet is at the back of St Andrew.
Do you, or anyone you know, have questions about Christianity, but have never quite got around to asking? You’re always welcome to speak to Chris, the vicar, but you may prefer to meet with a group of others. Our friends at King Charles the Martyr are running the Start Course on seven Wednesday evenings in October and November, where you can find out more about the Christian Faith, and ask all the questions you would like. More details are available on their website. There are also some cards available at the back of both church buildings.
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, you are very welcome to join us.
Praying during the week
We try to send out an email each week with suggestions for your prayers. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parish is applying for a faculty to install cavity wall insulation in St Andrew. This is part of making the main body of the church more useable, and helping to reduce the heating costs. There will be no change to either the exterior or interior of the building. The public notice is available on the website.
As well as our prayers, there are various appeals raising funds to support those fleeing the conflict and those who cannot leave. Two that you might like to consider are:
The Diocese of St Albans also has some details on some ways we can help support Ukraine.
We are also able to support the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain via the Foodbank. More details of what they are collecting for and what they need are available on our [website][https://norcuff.com/ukraine].
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services. 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.