Weekly Update 19/04/21

Hello  everyone

 

We are loving being back in the building and beginning to see more of you. This Sunday we have what could be our last pre-recorded online service providing the easing of lockdown continues to go to plan. We are looking forward to gathering all together online before our weekly in person services start in May these will be streamed online each week too.

What a great word on Sunday from Shaun reminding us of the simple power and nature of the Gospel, which we are blessed to have received and called to share. One way you can share is by inviting your friends that are yet to know Jesus to our online Alpha see below for details.

 

Alpha

Our online Alpha team are now ready to offer an Alpha taster which will start on 28th April and run for 6 weeks on zoom. Please also share this opportunity with your friends and family who are yet to know Jesus. For the taster we are also offering it as a back to basics refresher for our people. If you would like to sign up follow the link below:

 

https://sthelensclc.com/connect/

 

Services in May – Book your spaces as they are filling up fast

 

Our in person services are now beginning to fill up. In May our weekly bookings are open, can I suggest you book early to avoid missing out.

 

Our online services will continue weekly so we will always have both options available.

To book one of our services go to https://sthelensclc.com/connect/

 

Testimonies Increase our faith and open the door for God to do more in and through our lives.

 

We have been blessed and inspired by the many stories, words, and worship you have been sending in to us over the last six weeks. Please can you continue to send us your Welcome, Worship, or Witness stories then we can all celebrate your testimonies and hear from you.  We believe testimonies will be a key to God releasing greater things into the life and ministry of our CLC family.

 

Find out how to record and send your testimonies below:

 

Send us your testimonies

 

We love our church family and we want to hear from you!

 

As we continue with church online we want our services to have an authentic CLC family feel. Send us your stories of Worship, Welcome, and Witness, then we will share them in our CLC online services.

 

If you have a testimony in any of the following areas then please send it to us:

 

Worship

 

Do you have something to thank God for? What is inspiring you to worship God at the moment? How is God impacting your life currently?

 

Welcome

 

How are you and your family doing? Where are you from? What are you praying about at the moment? How can we pray for you? Are you new to the CLC family then take a moment to introduce yourself.

 

Witness

 

 

Which not yet Christian people are in you Reach that we can pray for?  Have you shared your faith with anyone recently? Do you have a story of healing, salvation, or answered prayer as you have been sharing your faith?

 

 

The technical bit:

 

    • Testimonies should be between 1 and 3 minutes long
    • Record on your phone in landscape
    • Record in a quiet area with good lighting
    • Send your videos to us via whatsapp or wetransfer

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you in our online services.

 

Church in the community – Love St Helens

Working with our amazing team at the hope centre through a global pandemic has again reminded me just how in line with the word and will of God their work is. The Hope Centre is our church in the community! The corporate expression of our personal command to love our neighbour. Can we be inspired to personal action as we love St Helens can we love our neighbours, our work colleagues, our School and University friends our families and even those who are opposed to us. It is part of the high call of the Church of Jesus Christ to be the carriers and deliverers of divine love to the world around. In the small to every individual and in the large to the city we are called too. Let us love St Helens by loving each individual who crosses our path. This is the kind of fast acceptable to God fulfilled by Hope Centre as our church in the community and fulfilled by each of us as we love people outrageously!

 

Isaiah 58:6-8 NLT

“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;

lighten the burden of those who work for you.

Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people.

Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless.

Give clothes to those who need them,

and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

“Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal.

Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.

 

Love & Blessings

 

Craig