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Plans

Man will continue to make plans, but God works out everything for his own ends - in his own perfect time.

These words from Proverbs 16 offer the perfect reminder!

Amen

 

Therefore I have Hope

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope

(Lamentations 3: 19-21)

I lift up my eyes

Where does my help come from? 

My help comes from the Lord, 
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip -
he who watches you will not slumber;
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

Sowing Generously

Each man should give what he has decided in his own heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2Corinthians 9:7)

Now, he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.  You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2Corinthians 9:10-11)

Sparkling in Glory!

This wonderful verse from Isaiah 54 reminds us that no matter what struggles we face, God is ever-present and ready to rebuild us to reflect His Glory - in sparkling, dazzling jewels!

O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires.
I will make battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels,
and 
all your walls of precious stones.

Thanks be to God,

Amen

Help when Needed

The opening words of Psalm 46 are a great source of strength, when we need reassurance that God is present and ready to help us when we need it.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the 
mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 46: 1-3

(photo: Mael Ballard)

Easter

Holy Week and Easter gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past year of unprecedented change and to look forward in renewed hope for the life promised by Jesus in his resurrection.

Amen!

During the Lockdown periods throughout the past year, many of our churches have been steaming online services, gatherings and special messages to help to keep our community together in the name of Jesus. 

The initiative has proved to be very popular high numbers of people checking in. This will continue over the Easter period, so please feel free to join our communities online if you are unable to attend a 'live' service in your area.

Available services and links

  • The Lockdown Band website is hosting songs, video and audio recordings put together during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Link: www.wormleylockdownband.com
  • Copthorne Chapel are posting weekly services on their website. Link: www.copthornechapel.org.uk
  • Wormley Free Church are posting Sunday services each week, accessed though their website. The services are followed by a Zoom get-together for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat. Link: www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk
  • Rosedale Community Church has a selection of Sunday messages available on their YouTube page. Link: Rosedale Community Church
  • Bolney Village Chapel are streaming Sunday services on their Facebook page. Services begin at 10.30am for approximately 45 mins and include worship, Bible readings and teaching. Link: Bolney Village Chapel
  • South Street Free Church has also been posting Sunday services on their YouTube page, including Bible readings, hymns, songs and sermons. Link: South Street Free Church
  • Goring Free Church is streaming Sunday video recordings on their YouTube page. Each week there is a playlist of worship songs to accompany the series of sermons. Link: Goring Free Church
  • The Countess Free Church, Elyhave Livestreams of their whole church zoom gatherings, which occur roughly fortnightly on YouTube at Countess Free Church. They also create weekly messages that are available via their podcasts; to access these, go to their website: www.countessely.co.uk 

 

Wait for the Lord

Today's inspiring verse from Psalm 37 reminds us of the importance of being patient, and allowing God to do his work.

God is Love

With Valentine's Day coming up at the weekend, this verse from 1John is a timely reminder that God is Love.

St Valentine's Day began as a church holiday on 14 February to honour martyrs of the faith - saints whose names were Valentine or Valentinus. It is believed that the first ‘heart-illustrated valentine note’ was sent by Valentine, who’d been imprisoned for a girl he loved. 

Valentine messages have been recorded back to the Middle Ages, and although Valentine's Day has taken on a new meaning in more recent times, it remains a special day to send love to those close to us. 

Cast Your Anxiety

With so much uncertainty, weariness, grief and fear stretching across the entire world, during this Coronavirus pandemic, these words from 1Peter 5, provide us with a simple, pure message of God's love and power.

 

Photo: snowdrop by Tomoko Uji (Unsplash)

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