This week’s update contains a reminder about tomorrow’s Christian Aid coffee morning, the Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Festival and information about Lesley Stone’s funeral.

Christian Aid Coffee morning Saturday 20th May

Christian Aid week comes to a conclusion tomorrow, Saturday May 20th, with a community coffee morning at church from 10 to 12.  Please do come along and support the work of this important charity. 

Gift Aid envelopes are still available in church.  Don’t forget to return your donation if you are making one as soon as you can.  

On Sunday we were reminded of the way that Christian Aid’s work can help communities with the support they need to transform their lives. It would good to be able to raise as much money as possible so they can continue to do this.  

Thy Kingdom Come prayer festival

Our prayer festival has started.  Prayer ribbons are blossoming on the railings, our Christmas tree is growing hearts and the labyrinth is ready to be walked.  If you haven’t already done so please do take a moment to visit the prayer stations in and around the church.

The series of prayer meetings begins this evening (Friday).  A reminder that we will meet on week day evenings at 6.30pm and Saturday mornings at 9.30am for the next week.  During these times we will be praying for every single person in our church directory.  I hope you will be blessed by these prayers.

This coming Wednesday, 24th May there will be a communion service at midday to which all are welcome.

You can still book your free tickets for the Nottingham City prayer event next week
This is on Thursday 25th May at 7.30pm at Trent Vineyard.

The prayer walking app from Nottingham City prayer can still be downloaded.  So far over 20% of the streets in Nottingham and West Bridgford have been prayed for.  It would be good to do our bit to grow this number.

Aldersgate Sunday service

As well as our own service on Sunday morning, this Sunday 21st May, there will also be a circuit service at Radcliffe at 3pm, to mark Aldersgate Sunday, the day when John Wesley’s heart was strangely warmed, which gave impetus to the start of the Methodist movement.  There will be a tea to follow.

Lesley Stone
The funeral of Lesley Stone will be this coming Wednesday 24th May at 2.30pm in church.  Anyone attending is encouraged to “look bright” – in her heyday Lesley used to want people to sparkle.

As always if you have any questions about these things or anything else, please do let me know.

All the best, Mark