It’s great to have you joining with us, either for the first time or again. To work your way through the service, simply follow the order of service below; you will find a mixture of video, links to worship and a few words, simply follow them all through in order and as every Sunday, we’ll all come out the other end, having read and studied God’s word, sung His praises, come before Him in prayer and been built up by Him as we go into the week ahead.
Maybe you’re apprehensive or uncertain about how this is all going to work? Well it’s as simple as following the order of service below; you will find a mixture of video, links to worship and a few words, simply follow them all through in order and as every Sunday, we’ll all come out the other end, having read and studied God’s word, sung His praises, come before Him in prayer and been built up by Him as we go into the week ahead.
As we come to our prayers we remember that it’s Mothering Sunday and we give thanks to God for our mothers, we ask Him to comfort those who feel sadness because their mothers are no longer with them, and we praise Him for providing us with the love and care of His family.
It is still the rainy season in Sierra Leone and there has been much flooding in Freetown. Many people have lost their homes and belongings and some their lives. Please continue to pray for safety and a stop to the mud slides. Please pray that the Government might act wisely concerning the deforestation on the mountains and also bring in legislation so that folk are not allowed to build near waterways that are liable to flood.
The schools begin their new year on the 16th September. Please pray for our teachers; that God will help them to value each child in their class and that they will be encouraged in their vocation.
Pray for Magnus, Daniel and James as they lead the Connexion in Sierra Leone. Pray for the pastors especially as they all meet together on the last Saturday of the month.
Pray for the new Sunday School teachers and the children as the children’s work develops.
Thank God that all of the children at Bethesda passed their exams in June and are able to move into the next class.
Pray for a meeting on the 19th September between the SLM committee and Relay Trust. This charity has its own web page.
Thank God for providing funds to buy land for the Health Clinic. Please pray that God will undertake in the next step; to design and build.
What a privilege to entertain our Over-60’s group in North Ely!
On Friday, 2 August 2019, New Connexions Church High Barns entertained our local Over-60’s group and treated them with a “High Tea”. There were scones with cream and jam, chocolate cake, lemon cake, banana muffins, fruit, and many more finger licking treats to feast on.
We even had our own waiter and waitress, Samuel and Tilly, who did a wonderful job taking all the orders and serving the guests. There was a quiz with some questions about the 1950’s which gave us an insight into some very interesting historical facts. We heard hilarious anecdotes of a past era and even heard about a teacher living just across from a village school and coming back to school on horseback after lunch.
Pastor Keith Waters read Psalm 23, one of the most beautiful and comforting passages in the Bible. We also sang a favourite hymn of the group which they remembered from their childhood – All things bright and beautiful. Such a beautiful song and Psalm. What a pity our children don’t hear this in our schools anymore.
We all had a great time and we will definitely treat our elderly again!
[This question should take the majority of the discussion time, go as deep and as wide as you can] Taking time to really consider each of the ‘commands’ we are given, then discuss them as a group and talk through what effect, taking each of them seriously would have on us as individuals and as a church?
Spend some time praying for us as individuals and a church, that we will be obedient to these commands.