Sunday 22nd November – Christ the King, Sunday Next Before Advent   

Sunday 22nd November – Christ the King, Sunday Next Before Advent   

 

Collect

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

 

 

Pray for 

  1. Pray for the Church Hall Team also for those who plan to use the Church Hall when current restrictions allow.   
  2. Please pray for all those involved in planning the Christmas services and ensuring that we follow the pandemic guidelines which are in force at the time.
  3. We pray for our link missionaries Steve and Catriona Bennett, and their daughters Hannah & Rachel. Steve works at the mission hospital at Gahini, Rwanda: he is a surgeon and Catriona an anaesthetist.
  4. Please pray for Michael and Hannah who celebrate their first wedding anniversary tomorrow.  Pray that they will continue to encourage and support one another as they learn & grow together as a couple.
  5. Pray for our MP, Dr Julian Lewis and give him wisdom and guidance when making decisions.  
  6. Pray for all who live in Forest View & Ober Road 
  7. Mission of the Month: Tearfund - Tearfund is mobilising their church partners to support the coronavirus response in some of the world’s poorest communities, where those already in great need now have a pandemic to contend with.  Pray that Tearfund’s many other vital projects that are bringing hope and help to these communities may be able to adapt and continue despite coronavirus.
  8. Advent Calendar
    This year our church Advent Calendar is going  to be on line and people can ‘open a door’ each day.  We need people to create the pages which illustrate the verses of the day.  The pages can be photos, artwork, poems, pieces of music -  your originals or favourites that you have collected.  Please see the Parish magazine or speak to Sue Moss for more details.

Prayer Verse

Revelations 4: 2-3 At once I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a throne, with one seated on the throne! And the one seated there looks like jasper and cornelian, and around the throne is a rainbow that looks like an emerald.

Prayer Idea 

Imagine coming before God’s throne.  Prayerfully reflect on the major events in your life-giving thanks for His blessings and saying sorry for when you haven’t lived His way.