Vicar's update 28th May
I hope you are well and have had a good bank holiday weekend.
This week marks the beginning of Thy Kingdom Come – a season of prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit which runs until Pentecost Sunday 9th June. This is a great time to pray for your family and friends who do not yet know Jesus. In addition to our usual services you can take part this week by joining:
Thursday 30th May 8pm - Ascension Day Communion
Saturday 1st June 10.00am to 12.30pm - Quiet Morning.
We would also like to suggest two other ways of taking part. Why not set an alarm or your mobile phone for 6.10pm each day and use the reminder to pray the Lord’s Prayer. If we all do it together at the same time it will be especially powerful. Why 6.10pm - we find the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew Chapter 6 verse 10.
Secondly, how about fasting in some way and using the time ‘saved’ to pray? Fasting can take many forms as well as missing a meal - for example, giving up social media, putting our mobile phones away for an hour, switching off our computers for a time, not watching a favourite TV programme. It’s a good discipline to embrace, even if just for a day or two, and can really sharpen our prayer.
You may have heard that there is a London-wide Beacon event in Trafalgar Square on Pentecost Sunday 9th June. The Bishop of London, Archbishop of Canterbury, Matt Redman, the Kingdom Choir and many others will be present. The Leadership Team have decided that instead of our planned evening service we should join in with this big event. All are welcome to attend – an afternoon family event starts at 12noon. A church group will meet up at Ealing Broadway Station at 3pm to travel together in time for the service at 4pm.
Finally, chaps remember that there is a meeting of the Men’s Group on Thursday (30th) at 8pm in the Drayton Court Pub. Those of us at the Ascension Day service can join in after.
This coming Sunday (2nd June) we have our Traditional Service at 9am, All Age Worship at 10.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm.
Have a good week.