I hope you are having a good week. I wanted to begin by thanking all of those who took part in our on-line party last week. A new experience but 25 of us met with our new minister Andy and his wife Ruth. It was great to see them and welcome them to EMC. Di has asked me to share Andy's telephone number with you, should you need it, it is REDACTED.
Those who attended may remember Andy mentioned he was looking into opening for communion this Sunday evening. I can confirm that is not the case this week, but we look forward to a time when we can meet. We are blessed to have Tristan leading our worship on-line this week, and I hope you can join us.
I don't know about you but I rarely look to the Psalms appointed each week, that's clearly remiss of me as this week's Psalm proves. This week we have Psalm 103. You can read it here in full Click here . The Psalms are a treasure trove of poetry and often express ideas that we find hard to put into words. These words from Psalm 103 ...
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
...are no different. They express beautifully, far better than I can our desire to acknowledge and worship God. To point to him in praise.
Equally they embody something of the Christian message, that God loves us and forgives us, he heals us in body mind and most critically, in soul. It points us to a Christian life on earth that can be renewed and refreshed each day!
So I hope you have a good day, a blessed week and one that is renewed, fresh each morning in the strength, energy and love of God.
If you have any news you'd like me to share with folks via our newsheet do let me know.
As for our news, Josh and Beth returned with many from EMCC to school this week. I think on balance they enjoyed it and the time spent with friends very much! Even if a quiet house was quite odd.
As always remember the God of love is in command so all is be well!
Much love to all of you!
Jon Helen Josh and Beth
P.S “I rang up British Telecom and said: 'I want to report a nuisance caller.' He said: 'Not you again.'” O.K. that was Tim Vine but it's still very funny :-)
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For those who would like to we are continuing our Wednesday prayers, starting at 7pm we are each praying at home. We end at 715 with the Lord's prayer. You can find out more on our website.
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A circuit video
Our new Performing arts enabler has prepared a video telling of some of the things happening across the circuit during lockdown. You will also see a short message from our new superintendent. Many thanks to Josh for the idea of passing something between us all!
JAM & IMPACT
JAM & IMPACT are now taking their summer break, we will be returning in September to a Zoom near you.
Please remember Denise hosts a coffee morning at 1030 each Saturday on Zoom, please get in touch for zoom details.