It’s been great to see so many of you in the building and joining online on Facebook or YouTube with our Sunday get-togethers. On the 15th August, 22nd August and the 29th August we’ll have a playlist of worship put together by friends at MBC that continues our ‘David, after God’s own heart’ theme. I still have some space if you would like to pray or share something for the 22nd or 29th so do record something and let me know. If you don’t know what or how to do it or want to chat thoughts do get in touch with me. I can always record you on my phone at church or somewhere convenient for you. To give you some ideas, I’m wondering if someone could say a prayer, read or take a couple of minutes to share some thoughts on the theme. It would be great to have a few of these thoughts so try not to assume that you aren’t good enough or no one will want to hear you. God speaks through all of us. We can get it uploaded to the right place ready for Sunday. We would ask if you could get it to me a couple of days before the Sunday as I will need to upload it and send it onto those who technically upload the playlist to youtube. We are trying to make our playlists all age accessible as much as we can so different faces/thoughts really help. As a reminder, we are looking at 1 Samuel 17 and specifically…
15th August: ‘the right weapon’
29th August: ‘the right power’
29th August: ‘the right focus’
You don’t need to feel too restricted by this. Last week in the service we did some ‘praying around the world’ and focused on Afghanistan helped by Phil Commons so if you have a country you would like us all to focus on then let me know and we can do that together. As we heard on Sunday from Ephesians 6:18, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people”.
We’ll be having a get together in the church building and under the gazebo’s (thanks to those keeping the gazebo’s going for us, it really helps for those who don’t want to come inside). The get togethers will be at 11am on Sunday 15th, 22nd and 29th August accompanied by individually wrapped breakfast pastries and drinks although do feel free to bring your own if you prefer. There is paper and colouring things too or you may want to create something as the playlist is played. There’ll be a facebook live at 10.45am and then the playlist will be played in church as well as being accessible wherever you are, on the Moortown Baptist Youtube channel.
Other things to let you know about…
‘Unlocked’ a movement/dance workshop led by myself will take place in the building 4pm-5pm this Sunday 15th August and at the same time on zoom. All ages and abilities welcome. Come and relax, be free and explore your own movement in a safe space. Zoom details below…
Topic: Creative worship
Time: Aug 15, 2021 04:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 844 4689 7321
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Most of you will have heard the sad news of John Sturges death a couple of weeks ago. We will miss him very much but we know he is in glory with Jesus who has guided Him all these years and he is not in pain anymore. His funeral date has moved to Monday 23rd August at 9am in church. There will be refreshments under the gazebo after the service. There will be no beacon café on that day.
The thanksgiving service for Irene and Wilf that was due to take place on the 11th September has now been moved to May 7th 2022 so that more people will be able to attend as requested by the family.
I do hope you are all ok. If you are on holidays, at home or away we trust you are having a good rest.
Do keep in touch and let us know if we can support you with anything at this time or you want to enquire about anything at all. Our next livestream service will be 5th September but we will have some live elements over the next few Sundays for those in the building so do come along if you can. We continue to have new people join us each week so do look out for them!