UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
The Prayer Group continues to pray, each in their own home, at 9:30am every Wednesday. On Wed 3 Jun they will pray especially for Heather Saint’s district. If you have any concern you would like them to include in their prayers, please use our prayer request form.
- Spirit of the living God - from Eden's Bridge, as we approach Pentecost
- Build your kingdom here - from the curiously-named Rend Collective Experiment
- O church arise - one of Keith and Kristyn Getty's hymns for today's church
- If ye love me - John 14:15-17 set to music by Thomas Tallis, sung by the Cambridge Singers under John Rutter
- Mighty to save - lockdown performance by Hillsong in Sydney, Australia
The written word
- New Imagining a better world - blog from Tearfund
- New Dead Sea scroll discovered in Manchester - slight exaggeration, but interesting nonetheless
- The stork visits the stork - the first born in the UK since a pair nested on St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh in 1416
- How to keep up social distancing after lockdown - a mathemetical and psychological view from Benjamin van Rooij and Emmeke K Jooistra
- When we thanked God for victory - Major General Roddy Porter MBE reflects on the parallels between VE Day and the coronavirus battle
- Will the 'new normal' offer hope for the climate crisis? - climate scientist Dave Reay tells of his dream for the world
The spoken word
Spring Harvest at Home continues to provide new material on its YouTube channel
Radio and TV
For the family
- New all-age playlist from Spring Harvest
- This week! A special edition of Spring Harvest Home over Half Term! You can look forward to two brand new editions of Big Start full of fun with Martha and Joe, a ‘Thought for the Day’ each morning by Bob Hartman - bestselling children’s author and storyteller, and much, much more!
- Ascension and Pentecost - explained in this short video from ShareFaithKids
- Virtual Sunday School
- Engage Worship has a new family prayer and activity sheet every day
- John Hardwick’s YouTube channel - John Hardwick's playlist with a new video for children every day!
- The office is closed until further notice
- Email and phone messages are still being handled
- No bookings are being taken at present
Help - needed and offered
Do you need help with shopping or anything else? Would you like someone to phone you for a chat?
Could you help someone with shopping or anything else? Could you call someone who is lonely?
If the answer is yes, Heather Saint would love to hear from you. Just complete our help form and she will be in touch.
A prayer for springtime
Wonderful Saviour, please help me to use this newly revived springtime season to revive a newness in my heart, my home, and in my life. Help me to be more loving, generous, and thoughtful.
As I live day by day, remind me of the beauty of spring, and what new beginnings mean. Place those in my path that need help. Present me with situations where I can support others, teach me what to pray about, and give me insight on when to show compassion.
In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Natalie Regoli, from connectusfund.org
Please pray today for ...Premier Christian Radio and other Christian radio stations around the world spreading God’s love and knowledge of him.
St Andrew’s news
- Cameron makes national news!
- New Synod Moderator nominated
- Give us your thoughts!
- SSW: May prayer update
- News from the Cools family - April 2020
News from the world
- Could you be a Street Pastor or a School Pastor?
- Sutton Foodbank update
- CSW: Zoom and persecution in China
- JPIT: Talking justice - Poverty after lockdown
- News from Compassion
Today’s Bible verse
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15 NIV from BibleGateway.com
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