I would appreciate your prayers for our family this week as we have the funeral service for my Nan on Wednesday. God is gracious and so good to us, we celebrate a life well lived and an eternal future with no more pain, tears or sickness. Mary was ready to be with Jesus, she often reminded us of this by singing a rendition of her favourite line “we will meet Him in the air.” Now she has met him and has all of her glorious, abundant, eternal life to enjoy him.
The Funeral of Mary Metcalfe
The Funeral of Mary Metcalfe takes place on Wednesday 10th May at 10am. COVID restrictions remain so the service will be family only at St Helens Crematorium. There is however an opportunity to join the service online as St Helens Crematorium now live stream their services.
Here is the link you need:
To use this link all you need is an internet connection and a device that can display video. Please note you may be prompted to download an app if you are viewing on a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. This may be best done in advance of the service.
The stream opens at the commencement of the ceremony.
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, with our online International Sunday streamed live on March 21st.
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. 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
What a beautiful word this week from Lauren, thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us Lauren.
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.
Elim Prayer – Thursday 11th March
Elim are hosting another online prayer day on Thursday. Hit the link below for the short promo video.
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.
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
God is doing new things. Do we perceive them? Will we receive them? I believe God has fresh fire for each of us. Jesus baptises us in the Holy Spirit and with fire. Are you ready to receive something fresh from Him, something comforting, something challenging and consuming, something that could bring fresh vision and guidance? What we believe is the key to unlocking that which we receive. God is doing new things and Jesus Baptises us in fire. It is available! if we will believe the we can receive! Let us pray and invite Jesus to baptise us in fire.
Lord help us give up control and align our hearts to your Holy fire. Give us faith to believe, open our eyes to see and our ears to hear that we may receive the new things you have for us. Lord let us walk in your ways, give us vision and guidance to move beyond what we can see, who we can be and what we can accomplish in our own strength. Baptise us with the untameable, uncontrollable fire of the Holy Spirit that we might live a life burning with the love, compassion, and power of Jesus.
Have a blessed week of God encounters
Love and blessings