For many months now we have faced delays in recommencing building work on our 20-20 Vision project. Shortage of materials and delays in all sorts of areas have driven up the price of the re-development of our site dramatically. (Please see other articles in this newsletter). All through this time many of us have been praying for the gift of wisdom and discernment to guide, not just the Steering Group, but the whole church family at these challenging times in the church’s life. So, we wanted to present you all with the opportunity to collectively pray for the project and have chosen Saturday October 2nd as this important day. The church will be open from 10-3pm and there will be the opportunity for individual prayer as well as times when we will be led in prayer collectively. Of course, this is also our Harvest weekend when we bring our gifts to God and any financial pledges would be also welcomed at the Prayer and Gift Day. I do hope you will be able to support this important event as we continue to seek God’s guiding in both completing the building work and realising the original 20-20 vision.
I normally love the onset of Autumn with the joy of God’s richest colour palette on show, but I must admit this year I am finding it hard to relish the darker nights and colder weather. Whilst continuing to pray for fewer cases of Covid 19 and sad deaths in our community, we are still moving forward with caution as we re-open our building. It is lovely to see some folk coming back to church for the first time in a long time, but we also pray for those who are not yet confident to return and who must feel very isolated from their church family. So, in hope we plan and prepare for future events and ask God’s blessing in the Autumn days to come.
Yours in Christ,