Lots to share and lots to celebrate this week as God continues to lead us to be the movement he is calling us to be. Dave and Sue shared a great word on Sunday encouraging us to be sharing the gospel wearing the shoes God has given each of us individually. Our gifts, talents, and areas of influence are unique and we all have a part to play in reaching out with the gospel of Jesus.
Praise God for growth and for the amazing people He is calling to join our CLC family. This Monday we held our first ever online new members evening and had a wonderful time of encouragement and getting to know each other more. On Sunday 9th May we will be welcoming our new members into the family and spending some time praying for them. Please book to join us in person or connect online to pray for our new members.
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. Contact us if you are interested in attending and please also share this opportunity with your friends and family who are yet to know Jesus.
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 inspire 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:
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?
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.
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.
A Movement of Love
The Church is not called to be an institution rather it is called to be a movement. Whilst an institution can be organised to serve, to help, and to facilitate charitable works. An institution cannot in and of itself love! To offer love you need a people movement, only God and people can love, an organisation cannot. Jesus called us to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts and love other people as we love ourselves. As we are becoming a movement let us do so with love at the centre. A church can only love when it’s people love. CLC can only love when you love. Tash and I love each one of you and are praying for you and cheering you on as you serve and love others. Lets us remember that we are called to faith, hope, and love but the greatest of these is love. CLC loves others when you love others and as 1 Corinthians 13 reminds us love looks like something!
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love & Blessings