Jesus said: "This then is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' "
On Fridays, we'll be encouraging you to pray for the church plant, as well as for other local and international churches.
Last Sunday, we had our third (and probably final) practice meeting in the hall we're renting. I taught about the Lord's Supper, and we then shared the bread and grape juice together as part of a meal. It was the first time we had done this, and it will be something we will be doing every Sunday as a church.
Praise God for a wonderful atmosphere and a sense that we were being obedient to the simple instructions of the Bible. It was also a blessing to see the children sat at the table, considering whether or not they really believed Jesus was their saviour, and asking questions about what it really means.
We've received a quote for the majority of the equipment we need (laptop, projector etc.) so pray that we'll have wisdom to make the right decision. We'll be applying to the FIEC for a church plant start-up loan to cover the initial costs. Please pray that I'll find time to do that in the next few days.
Please pray also for the publicity that we'll be doing for the church. This involves the blog, other social media, and the local newspaper.
Thank you for your prayers. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!