The jailer brought [Paul and Silas] into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God – he and his whole household. (Acts 16:34 NIV)
It’s sometime after midnight, the jailer has been shaken by an earthquake, and been ready to kill himself. Now he is serving a meal to two of his prisoners and is filled with joy. Why? The good news of Jesus has changed his whole life and he now knows true rest.
This Sunday, we’re going to look at three people in Acts whose lives are transformed by Jesus, and who can now have true rest.
I hope you’ll be able to join us either in person, or online, as we look together at how we can experience true rest because of how Jesus changes our lives.
You would be very welcome to join us at our 10:30am service this Sunday. We are now able to have social contact indoors under the rule of 6 (or two households) inside (and up to 30 outdoors).
There will be a service of Holy Communion at 8:30am in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service of Holy Communion 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.
If you encounter problems with viewing the service via Facebook (or YouTube) please follow the link for YouTube (or Facebook) instead.
Our Children’s Church is running this Sunday. All babies and children (and their grown-ups, if they are not old enough or comfortable enough to stay alone) are welcome to join us in the Undercroft any time after 10.20. Pre-registration is very helpful where possible, so that we can get details and explain the COVID requirements in advance; please contact Anna in order to do this (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
8th August: Songs of Praise
All being well, most (or all) restrictions will end on 19th July. One thing that we have been missing is singing together. At the 10:30am service on 8th August, we’re going to have a Songs of Praise service where we can enjoy singing together. If you’d like to pick a song or hymn to sing, please let me know by Sunday 25th July (email@example.com, 07446 516945) - if you’d be willing to say a few words about why you’ve chosen, that would be very welcome.
Wednesday Prayer @ 10am
Do please join us on Wednesday mornings, via Zoom, for a short service of Morning Prayer: https://zoom.us/j/93894170814.
Praying during the week
Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PCC appoint four of the governors for Northaw school, in addition to the vicar; there are currently two PCC vacancies. If you would be interested in serving both the church and school in this way, please contact the vicar (email@example.com).
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.