It was so good to be in church this Sunday. To worship together again, to sing and pray out corporately. The atmosphere was wonderful. It made me so thankful for our church family and also made me realise what we have missed over this extended season without a free expression of gathered church. For those not yet ready to meet in person my prayer and hope is that the excitement and freedom felt in the room was also experienced at home through church online.
2 Dedications this Sunday
This week we celebrate with Tom & Abbie and with Niamh and Lewis as we dedicate Joshua and Finn. We are so looking forward to welcoming their families and their church family as we celebrate together.
If you didn’t make it this week here is the latest information to help you know what to expect from our gatherings:
Online Church – Join Pray Give
A huge thank you to everyone who has given, to those who are praying, and to those who have applied to volunteer on our teams. There is still time to pray, Join, and give.
For more information please watch our online church video below.
This is my last Pastors Update
As we have now moved out of lockdown my Pastor’s update ends this week. I will be instead launching a blog from September to compliment our online church campus. Midweek messages will continue to update you with all the latest information and events at CLC.
Please Join Tash and I for Live prayer on Thursday at St Helens CLC Facebook. We are looking forward to praying for you and with you as we encounter God together in this online space.
As the season has shifted following freedom day and the Summer is now in full swing. I hope you are planning some well earned rest and relaxation with your families. I believe God has divine appointments for us as we rest and recuperate and as we have fun together. This season has been isolating for many, exhausting for some, and immensely challenging for all of us. I believe God is ready to meet us in our rest. In our family holidays, in our time with friends, in the quiet and in the exuberance. God is inviting us to rest in Him and enjoy each other. I believe He will also give us unique opportunities to share the rest of his presence with those we meet. Declaring over you rest and strength, grace and peace, joy and lots of fun this Summer as you connect with others and connect with God.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Love & Blessings