Dear church family,
‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.’ – Zechariah 4.6
I wonder what you think we need most as we come out of lockdown? More educations, more science & technology, more giftedness, more financial clout, more good ideas?
The verse from Zechariah is a vision of God’s provision of two anointed people through whom God will bring about his purposes. But the main focus is not so much on the individuals involved but the way in which the Lord would empower them for his work, it is ‘not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.’ So it is for us today as we look to the future, we will do what God has called us to do as a church, not because of our strength, or wealth, or ability, or cleverness, but because his Spirit is at work in us and through us. Let us pray that as we move out into action and activity to share the gospel that he will fill us with his Spirit to do his work.
Grace and peace to you, Eddie
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
On Monday (19 April) we had our annual APCM, which was well attended via Zoom. Congratulations go to Sam and Vanessa who were re-elected as churchwardens, and to Tunde Akinkugbe, Julia Wright, Louisa Nevinson-Andrews and Tim Webster who were elected to serve on the PCC. Please continue to pray for all those who lead in our church family.
Morning Services at 9.15am in person; 11.15am both in person and livestreamed via St John’s YouTube channel.
Evening Service at 6pm in person; a recording will be available on our YouTube channel.
Zoom refreshments at 10.30am
Reminder: Please remember the pew Bibles are out of use because of CV19 restrictions, so please bring your own to follow the readings & sermons.
‘Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing mutual responsibility’ by George Yancey
First meeting this TUESDAY – 27th April | 8pm | Zoom. Details will be sent separately.
Isaac Mugenyi is coordinating this group, starting with discussing the first half of ‘Beyond Racial Gridlock’. If you would like to be part of this group, please email the office to say you would like to be involved and buy & read the first part of the book (available at Eden, Amazon or AbeBooks). If you have trouble purchasing the book, we can provide you with a copy.
Edward Scrase-Field (Revd Dr)
Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Blackheath
Telephone: 0208 305 0520