Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)
What a great way to start a reading from God’s word! Paul has been alternating a little between the seriousness of our sin and the amazingness of God’s grace. This verse contains a great statement of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ: there is no condemnation for the Christian. This is one of the most amazing statements that there can be. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, what you are doing, or what you will do, those who are in Christ - Christians - do not stand condemned before God. Is there any better news than that?
You would be very welcome at our 10:30am service in St Andrew, Cuffley or at 8:30am for a service of Holy Communion in St Thomas, Northaw, this Sunday, as we look more at the great news of living without condemnation before God.
The 10:30am Sunday morning service will also be streamed. This will start at 10:25am, and can be accessed directly via YouTube or Facebook, found on our website, and is advertised on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Previous sermons on Romans are available via our SoundCloud.
Our children’s church meets this Sunday morning in the Undercroft (underneath the main building). Children are welcome from 10:20, and will join us in the main part of the building at the end of the service.
July and August Rotas
Anne isn’t able to organise the rotas for July and August, so there are blank rotas at the back of St Andrew. Thank you to all those who have already signed up; there are still a couple of empty slots, if you would like to help.
The next foodbank collection will be Wednesday 19th July. You’re welcome to bring donations to St Andrew at our Sunday service or on Wednesday morning, or to be in touch with Gill Hall (email@example.com, 01707 874872) to arrange delivery or collection.
13th August: Songs of Praise
At the 10:30am service on 13th August, we’re going to have a ‘Songs of Praise’ service. If you’d like to pick a song or hymn to sing, please let me know by Sunday 23rd July (firstname.lastname@example.org, 07446 516945) - if you’d be willing to say a few words about why you’ve chosen it, that would be very welcome.
8:30 services at St Thomas
Because of the vicar’s leave, and the difficulty of finding cover, there will not be an 8:30am service on 30th July, 6th August, and 13th August.
Chris will be on leave from Thursday 27th July until Monday 14th August.
“The Great Cheese Challenge” for Dementia UK
Christine Muskett will be cycling from Cheddar (Somerset) to Stilton (near Peterborough) via Wensleydale (North Yorks) over just over a week from 10th July, estimated to be about 560 miles. Any sponsorship would be very much appreciated, towards her target of £2,500, either online or in person via Christine (020 8367 3781) or Brian. Thank you!
Christine is keeping us updated via the giving page.
There have been a couple of cases of emails pretending to come from me, asking for your help. Please do not reply to them, but delete them and/or mark them as spam.
How can you tell that an email is this kind of scam:
- The email address isn’t one I use - I only use email addresses that end '@norcuff.com’;
- It won’t have my usual ‘footer’ at the bottom of the email, where I give my contact details, etc.
- They will say that I am in a meeting, and can only be contacted by email;
- Should you reply, you will be asked to purchase a large amount of vouchers or online credit for me - I would never do that.
If you are at all unsure, please don’t do anything until you have spoken to me, either in person or on the phone.
Wednesday Morning prayer
You would be very welcome to join us for a short service of Morning Prayer in St Andrew at 10:00am on Wednesday morning.
Our weekly Coffee Shop will be taking place this Wednesday from 10:30 in St Andrew, Cuffley, you are very welcome to join us.