Thank you so much for your prayers, cards, and kind words to me an my family. My Nan’s funeral was a real celebration of her life even in the limited time and capacity of a funeral in COVID times.
Church continues to move despite the current restrictions. Services are beginning to fill up so don’t forget to book your places. Our online new members course is also filling up so contact us if you would like to consider membership of CLC.
We are really looking forward to celebrating the nations who gather as family at CLC this Sunday. It will look a little different as we stream online this time but we are sure it will still be a vibrant celebration of the diverse worshipping community of Jesus Christ at CLC.
Service plans March, April, and May
Following the governments announcement of the “roadmap to recovery” we have the following plans for in person and online services.
Weekly services for those not on the internet or feeling lonely or isolated will continue throughout March along with our weekly online services. Our online International Sunday will be streamed live This Sunday.
In April we will have weekly services online and an online service on Good Friday. In person services for those not on the internet will continue to be weekly throughout April. We will also have two larger in person services available, booking will be required. The first one on Easter Sunday (April 4th) and the second one on April 18th. These two services will again be limited to 35 people plus team in line with social distance guidance.
From May we will move to weekly in person services along with our weekly online services. Again these will need to be booked and we will follow the latest government guidance on numbers attending, social distancing, and other restrictions.
Our hope is that sometime in the Summer the restrictions will be dropped and we can then gather again all together with singing and celebration of all that God has done during this challenging season.
To book one of our services go to https://sthelensclc.com/connect/
Testimonies witness to the Goodness of God
Thank you to Katherine for sharing a powerful word this week around fresh fire and the value of capturing the things of God which will impact the coming generations. Thanks for your powerful and prayerful word Katherine.
Please can you all continue to send us your Welcome, Worship, or Witness stories then we can all celebrate your testimonies and hear from you. Find out how 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 reminder of what we have Coming up
We have a number of new opportunities being prepared for at CLC:
Spiritual Support Team
Please pray for our Spiritual Support Team as we pilot an online and phone based support service with Nutgrove Primary School.
Will begin soon with Alpha lite, look out for details on how to join and share with your friends very soon.
Online New Members
We have had a number of new people join us and have been unable to hold a physical new members evening during lockdown. We are considering an online event for people who want to come into membership. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of the CLC family.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
As Jesus followers waited and prayed in the upper room they prepared themselves for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The baptism Jesus would give, the baptism of fire John the baptised had prophesied. The waited, they prayed and the prepared. Then like the sound of a violent wind what seemed like tongues of fire rested upon each and they were filled with The Holy Spirit. The word here for rested in the original language is kathizo, it is rich and pregnant with meaning, it means to rest, sit down, to confer a kingdom on one, to have ones fixed abode!
Will we wait on Holy Spirit and allow His fire to rest upon us, to confer the kingdom of God upon us, to make His abode within us? It is time for fresh fire. take some time this week to ask Holy Spirit to rest upon you again and afresh.
Have a blessed week of God encounters
Love and blessings