Weekly Update 13.04.20

Updates from Pastor Craig 13.04.2020

Hello everyone,

Tash & I are praying for you all. We miss you and love you very much. It is in times like these that you really miss your family and we are no different with our Church family. We are already looking forward to the time when we can gather again, give each other a hug and share in worship, friendship and fun. However let us not waste the time we have, I believe this season will mark a growing in relationship. If we intentionally go after relationship with each other, through our care for one another, and increased communication then our relationships will grow deeper. If we will press in to prayer and seek the presence of God, our relationship with Jesus will also grow stronger and more intimate. This is the season of growing relationship, let us not miss it! 

Stay in touch:

To help you stay connected please ensure you have signed up to our whattsapp, text service, or email. Our activity and influence online is growing and we believe God is using this to bring the good news of Christ to a wider audience. Please pray for God encounters and salvation for those that don’t know Jesus yet. Please help us in our mission by commenting and sharing our posts. Share your own good news stories online too as this is a time for us to offer something more to the world as they cry out for security and hope.

Services:

We are missing meeting physically with you all however the opportunity to connect online has been so good. Could you please send us some family greetings and testimonies so we can see more of you in our services. Communion will continue to be a vital way for us to remember and partake in the fullness of Christ and to celebrate our family relationship. Please prepare bread and juice for yourselves to partake in your home.

Hardship:

A huge thank you to those who have given to support others facing financial challenges through COVID19. This week we have been able give away £750 to those in need.

If you are being impacted financially by the current situation and you would like to have some assistance from our hardship fund please contact one of the pastors or email office@sthelensclc.com

Generosity:

Thank you so much for being such a generous family. If you normally give into the offering on Sunday could you please consider transferring your giving online. You can also continue to give into our hardship fund online. Here are the bank details:

Name: St Helens CLC  Sort Code: 60-05-16  Account Number: 18536778

Mark Greenwood – Evangelism training

Mark Greenwood was due to be with us at the end of March, however due to COVID19 we have now created a two part online evangelism training course from videos sent by Mark. Sign up for your training resources here: https://sthelensclc.com/training

Resurrection Follows Isolation

Jesus knows what it is like to be isolated.  Both in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross he was alone. In the Garden His friends and followers couldn’t even stay awake to pray with him. On the cross God in his perfect holiness couldn’t look at the sin poured upon Jesus and heaven looked away! Yet “Resurrection followed Isolation”. That is my prophetic word for you in this season “Isolation precedes resurrection”. Make a decision right now not to come out of this season the same! “Isolation precedes resurrection” what new life are you going to experience? How are you going to come through this season different? What will be birthed in you? What will be resurrected in you? 

You won’t come out of this season unchanged!

The Church won’t come out of this season unchanged!

Our nation won’t come out of this season unchanged!

We won’t go back to normal, no more business as usual….

“As resurrection follows isolation!”

Prayer: Lord do a fresh work in me that I will be transformed more into to your image and likeness in this season amen.

Love and blessings

Craig

#Separated but not Isolated

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