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Glorious Things! By Roger Bye
There is nothing mundane or ordinary about the word 'glorious'; it’s rich and extravagant in so many ways. It’s the way that God speaks about Zion in Psalm 87 and now speaks about the church. The psalm goes on to talk about this and that person, their identities from enemy nations - Rahab (Egypt), Babylon, and others to be born there. This is the remarkable grace of God - the Good News of God making His enemies to be citizens of His dwelling place. In Christ we have been born again and can know about and experience the glorious things God has spoken. We can sing… all my springs are in you! Let the word 'glorious' ignite fresh worship and delight in Him. Let’s also see the privilege of sharing the glorious good news with others. He came to reconcile enemies so together we can display His glory!
21 Days Of Prayer
A huge well done to all of you for your commitment to prayer over these last 21 days. We’ve had the privilege of praying for people where we live, as well as those in other nations. While we don’t just stop praying, like Daniel, we are learning to devote ourselves to continue to pray for these things. Well done all!
Smyrna Church By Lisa Varey
Thank you very much to everyone who donated to the building fund for Smyrna Church, Nepalgunj, Nepal. The building is now finished, largely built by church members, and on 15th January there was a special dedication service and celebration of its 24th birthday (it was about 6 years old when we went here whilst living in Nepalgunj). We know that they will use the building to continue to bless the local community, lots of whom are very poor.
Ladies Breakfast By Ali Fielden
It was great to get together for the ladies prayer breakfast in the middle of our season of prayer. Cheryl had organised a lovely breakfast, which was enjoyed by everyone. We started praying with a meditation that helped us lay down our burdens at the cross. Then Becca read out Isaiah 61 and we prayed using the scripture as a springboard. Next we looked at three areas for the nation and split into groups to pray for revival, social justice and the church in the UK.
Following that, we prayed for each other to be filled, blessed and equipped. We finished off with each choosing somewhere in the UK, and praying God‘s blessing on it. Let’s keep on asking with ‘shameless audacity’! Luke 11:8
King's Church Finances
Below is a pictorial summary of our income and expenses for each of the first 3 quarterly periods of the current financial year for our unrestricted general fund. It is cumulative and each quarter is showing a deficit or shortfall to date meaning we are calling on prior year reserves. The full accounts to 31 March 2023 are available here charity-search (charitycommission.gov.uk)
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Did you know that we have a church lending library?
We have a good range of books available in the office at the Hub. We've updated the shelves and introduced a new lending system that will help keep the library user-friendly and, hopefully, up-to-date! Simply fill in a borrow slip when you take a book and when you return it, please fill in a return slip.
To find out if we have a book you're looking for, before heading down, email email@example.com.
Free Online Bereavement Training
There is some high-quality, free online Bereavement Training available till the end of March. Courses are open to staff or volunteers working in the NHS, 3rd sector or community groups in Cumbria, who would like to know how to support others in various kinds of bereavement. For more information on available training, head to https://boost.org.uk/improve/lets-talk-bereavement/.
Dates for next year's calendar - 22nd till 25th August 2025.
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