First in our prayers are Helen & Bob as they take on a new challenge in Birmingham, 2 very different churches from ours. Also please pray for Huw Sperring as he takes oversight for our Church until September, when Susan Greenwood joins us. Lots of changes and hopefully new beginnings, which will lead to good things ahead.
The Lent Groups have begun, studying 'Breaking News', please pray for both the leaders and those attending the groups. All the churches in our area are taking part, it is good when we can work together, and share our different ideas in a friendly way.
Churches throughout the Tees Valley have begun preparations for Hope 08. For the whole of this year, events, outreach, practical acts, mission, many things are taking place with all the churches working together and hopefully making a difference in our region and throughout the whole country. One special event is the 'Just 10' series of talks based on the 10 Commandments, which will take place in Preston Park. Please pray for the success of this whole venture, that it will, indeed. be a blessing to may people.
On February 24th, there will be a Confirmation Service, when Ashley Bilen, Kathy Taylor and Rachel Bloomfield will be received into membership. Please remember them in your prayers as they take this step of commitment.
Open my heart to what you would say, even when I would rather not hear it.
Open my life to what you would have me do, even when I would rather not do it.
Help me to respond to your disturbing, challenging word.
in the name of Christ. Amen.