A slightly gloomier Saturday (weatherise) for a change. A shame, as Helen and I have got into the routine of going for a walk on this my day off. However, the prospect of dodging potential thunderstorms in the Peak District isn’t particularly appealing and brings with it some frustration, so we will have to find something else to do.
This period of lockdown with its’ ever changing suggestions as to what we can do and what we can’t do can be even more frustrating. Just when you get used to one set of circumstances and attempt to create a routine, the goal posts change and new factors have to be taken into consideration. Such is the news that churches may be in a position to open from July 4th. A welcome announcement, but (as was been the case with the similar announcement concerning schools a while back), with no guidelines as to how this might happen – indeed the first scheduled guidance from the diocese will only be delivered as late as the evening of Thursday 2nd!! Please be patient with us as we discern what might be the best option for us as Brunswick Church to worship safely in the future, embracing and holding on to the many positives we have experienced over these last few months.
Keep in touch
Keep the faith
Saturday 27th June
Mark this time as one set aside for God by focusing on your breathing.
Count to 5 as you breathe in, hold your breath for another 5, and then exhale slowly again counting to 5.
You might want to think about the things you want to receive from God: holding a word in your mind as you breathe in, and equally share with Him a word concerning something particular that you want to hand over and leave with Him (perhaps a worry, care, concern or failing) when you breathe out.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32
- How can you be kind to others at present?
- How can you be kind to yourself?
"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart” John Bunyan
Church Members: Alison, Michelle and Claudine and Malique Dilu, Anna, Daniella and Danet Varughuse
Pray for those who are finding it difficult to forgive.
Pray for discernment as Church seeks the best way to heat the building in the future.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
And a final blessing
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with us,
wherever He may send us.
May He guide us through the wilderness,
protect us through the storm.
May He bring us home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown us.
May He bring us home rejoicing
Once again into our doors.