As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” (Acts 8:36, NIV)
If you feel like an outsider, or have ever felt like an outsider, you’re not alone.
As we’ll see on Sunday morning, the eunuch was the ultimate outsider. At the time, the Jews divided up the world into two groups: Jews and non-Jews. The eunuch didn’t fit into either one! Yet, he was still able, by faith, to become part of God’s family - an outsider became an insider. Because Jesus is alive, outsiders can become insiders - we can be inside God's family.
I hope you’ll be able to join us either in person, or online, as we look at how the resurrection of Jesus means that outsiders can become insiders.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service this Sunday. Please note that there should be no indoor mixing with anyone not part of your household or support bubble. You can, however, have social contact outdoors under the rule of 6 (or two households).
There will be a service of Holy Communion at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday.
The 10:30am Sunday service will be taking place simultaneously online and in-person at St Andrew. Streaming for the 10:30am service will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via Facebook or YouTube, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. This week, the service at St Andrew will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion.
Because the service is now live, the audio from the 10:30 service will be available (01707 927907) later in the afternoon, once it has been processed. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services are also available through SoundCloud.
Church Family Fellowship
There will be a service of Holy Communion at 9:30am on Thursday 13th May in St Thomas, Northaw to mark Ascension Day.
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
Do please join us on Wednesday mornings, via Zoom, for a short service of Morning Prayer: https://zoom.us/j/93894170814.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
I’d love for you to join me on Wednesday evenings at 7:30, for no longer than 60 minutes, as we look at little bit more at God’s Word together. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97466572556.
Praying during the week
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.
Our foodbank collection this month is Wednesday 5th May. You’re welcome to take donations to Sandra at 16 Northaw Road East (the house door is on King James Avenue), or be in touch with Gill Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01707 874872) to arrange delivery or collection.
As part of their preparations for the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council have arranged for a market research company to conduct a community survey to find out local opinions on various topics, including local facilities and the Parish Council itself.
More information on what the Neighbourhood Plan is and what it would mean for the community is available on the Parish Council website. The survey runs online from 22nd April until 27th May, and is also availble online.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee. Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.