Dear sisters and brothers,
‘Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.’ Psalm 145:2-3
Are you in awe of God?
I wonder if you have ever been stuck in a conversation with a real fan, a fan of a football club or an entertainer or musician? You know what it can be like, they will talk about that club or person quickly, enthusiastically, repeatedly to anyone who will listen! Being in awe of God is a bit like being a fan, except it’s ultimately fulfilling. Psalm 145 shows us David overflowing with awe and wonder at just how great and worthy God is. I highly recommend reading the whole psalm – it’s brilliant! As you read it, you realise that being awe of God leads to action, to telling others of his mighty acts. If we are captivated by Jesus as our Lord and Saviour then we will not only be captivated to praising him, we will be captivated into action, by telling others of his mighty works. As we begin a new series on Sunday from Acts, let us again be captivated in awe of God, ready to talk about him quickly, enthusiastically and repeatedly, like any true fan!
Every blessing in the Lord,
Morning Services at 9.15am in person; 11.15am both in person and livestreamed via St John’s YouTube channel. We will be beginning an exciting new sermon series in the book of Acts entitled ‘Church & Spirit’, and we will be looking at Acts 1:1-11.
Evening Service at 6pm in person; a recording will be available on our YouTube channel. This Sunday we continue the series entitled ‘ONE’ where we will be thinking about our unity from Ephesians 4:4-6 under the title ‘One Spirit’.
Zoom refreshments at 10.30am
Monday from 8-9pm we have our monthly prayer time together via Zoom. Please do join as we commit the life and mission of the church to the Lord for his leading and as we pray for the needs of the world. In John 15:5 Jesus said, ‘…Apart from me you can do nothing.’
Meeting ID: 864 6668 9719, Passcode: 316819
In response to the Church’s recent Life Together series, the children and youth committee have been thinking about exploring the ways the church currently supports those children, young people and adults with disabilities, both physical and learning – those we can visibly see and those that are not so apparent; those who already attend St John’s and those who don’t as they feel currently that they are not able to.
We would like to initiate some discussions thinking more about this, regarding accessibility and the materials and resources we use, ensuring we are being inclusive to all. We would like to hear from you if this is something you have been thinking about, have experienced personally or if you have skills and training in this area that you would like to share.
Please come and speak to Annabelle Vermont or Sue Redford or email sue@stjohnsblackheath.
There will be two more meetings of our book club studying ‘Beyond Racial Gridlock’.
These will take place on:
Thursday 13th May at 8pm
Tuesday 25th May at 8pm
Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have not been to the first meeting.
We will be discussing ideas and issues raised in the book, so please try to read the book beforehand. The next meeting (Thursday 13th May) will focus on the second half of the book.
We will send the zoom link nearer the time.
Please note that Open Church will only be on Monday next week, as Tuesday to Friday the church building will be closed due to the lighting repairs that are taking place.