“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” 1 Peter 2:12 (NIV)
Peter has been encouraging his readers to considers themselves as God’s chosen and special people, and to fix their eyes on Jesus, and following him. As we continue to look at the book of 1 Peter this Sunday at 10:30, we’ll see that not only do our hearts and minds need to follow Jesus, but the way we live should help others to follow him as well. I hope you’ll be able to join us via Facebook (details below).
This Sunday marks Pentecost; there will be a short service of Morning Prayer (from the Book of Common Prayer) at 8:30am to particularly celebrate Pentecost together. As with our other services, this will be via Facebook (details at the bottom of this email).
By about 11:30 on Sunday, the audio from the 10:30 service should be available to listen to by calling 01707 927907. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
You might find this short video helpful in looking at the whole of 1 Peter.
If you’re able, please pray and read the week’s passage of 1 Peter before the service. This week, we will be looking at 1 Peter 2:11-37 (this is a slight change). As you read it, have these questions in your mind:
- How does the passage make you feel?
- What stands out to you?
- What surprised you?
- What do you want to find out more about?
I still have a few of the 1 Peter books available (these are copies of 1 Peter with extra space to write your own thoughts and prayers); if you would like one, please let me know.
Church Family Fellowship
We are collecting for both Broxbourne and Potters Bar foodbanks, and make a delivery on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact us on 07745 270042 to arrange delivery of donations; if you are unable to make a delivery, we may be able to arrange collection. More details are available on the website.
Praying at Noon
I know some have already been doing this. Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying - we may be physically separate, but we can still pray together; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email email@example.com.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee.