During the whole of this month the midweek programme will follow the usual holiday pattern.
Seniors will have the opportunity to gather for fellowship, tea and cakes on Tuesday afternoons, 2.30-4.00pm, on 1, 15 and 29 August; venues as mentioned in the diary dates.
Four of our young people are involved in evangelistic beach missions this month:-
Katie G and Rebekah C will be at Saundersfoot, Wales, from 28 July to 5 August.
Chloe and Melody in Montenegro, in the Balkans, from 29 July to 12 August.
They have responsibility for sharing God’s word with the children who attend as well as assisting in the sports and games activities. Please pray that all four will experience the Lord’s faithfulness as they look to Him for strength and wisdom day by day, that in Montenegro the language barrier will not hinder the effectiveness of the outreach, and above all that God’s Word would be sown by the Holy Spirit in many young people’s minds and hearts.
There will again this year be a church camp at Kearsney, near Dover.
Eleven young people aged 11-15 will be camping from 12-16 August and seventeen youngish people aged 16-25 from 16-19 August. The younger group includes some of our regular Friday night YP and in the older group are those who we rarely see in church, but who have been to previous YP camps. Please pray for all the practical arrangements - weather, safety, cooking, transport, outings etc - and for great relationships between the campers and between the campers and leaders.
Pray particularly for Don who is giving the campfire talks and for Josh and Phil who will bring teaching on the morning memory verses. Please also pray for the ‘quiet times’ for both groups and a ‘question and answer’ session for the older one. A further update on the prayer needs for camp will be given at the Bring and Share lunch on Sunday 6 August.
Please be mindful of the needs of those in the wider community to whom we can minister via the food box in the church lounge.
Home news/prayer items for the September newsletter are welcome - to Iris please by Thursday 31 August.
Mercy in our time of failure, He has passed into the heavens,
grace to help in time of need: He is seated on the throne,
this sure promise of our Saviour ever for us interceding,
is a word that we may plead. always caring for his own.