April 19, 2011
Welcome to the website of the churches of
St Michael’s and St Barnabas, Devonport.
We meet for worship every Sunday,
10.30am at St Michael’s.
For details of our social activities and all other meetings, see the side bar … together with links to our Facebook pages and all sorts of online resources.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
May 29, 2017
Tuesday is our rest day in a hectic week – so PUPS is taking a break. But there’s still plenty to do – that is, to pray!
- For the contacts we have already made – that these may only be the beginning of people’s experience of God at work in their lives.
- For the weather – which has such an impact on PUPS, and the numbers of people around.
- That the prayer boxes might stimulate interest and opportunities.
- For those giving up their time to be part of TKC – for God’s enabling, and for new discoveries of what God can do as we share the good news of Jesus and the privilege of prayer.
Watch this space for daily updates and details of TKC activities for the rest of the week, and don’t forget to post your photos to the TKC FB page 🙂
May 28, 2017
It’s Bank Holiday Monday, and the whole world will be outdoors (pray for the weather!) in our local parks. So today PUPS is setting up in Central Park somewhere between the playground and the baseball pitch on Central Avenue.
We’ve already had some interesting conversations, so let’s see what God can do when we simply offer to pray for anyone who has need of it.
Meet at 9am at St Barnabas for prayer, and again at 3pm to debrief. We aim to be set up by 10am, and Tim will again be prayer walking the area.
TKC at the Indian Inn on Friday
May 27, 2017
On Sunday PUPS will be at the family day in Devonport Park. We’ll set up immediately after the morning service, and it will be the first time we use the tent and all the trimmings 🙂 So after coffee at church, come along to the park, bring or buy your lunch, and spend some time praying for our local community as you explore the stalls … invite people to visit PUPS as you bump into them.
And if you haven’t yet collected your Prayer Box, now is the time to do it … keep an eye on it through the week in case the prayer slips need topping up, and collect it again in time for next Sunday’s service.
May 26, 2017
TKC today is at St Michael’s Church … we are holding a coffee morning, offering prayer both outside and inside the church, and there are prayer related crafts to enjoy, too – suitable for all ages. The church will be open from 10am – 1pm, so come along and bring a friend 🙂
May 26, 2017
If you’d like to join us at PUPS (Pop-up Prayer Station), but are unsure because you’ve never actually prayed with anyone before … don’t be! Karen has written this helpful guide to what to do if someone asks you to pray with them:
What do I do if I am at PUPS and somebody asks me to pray for them?
Do not panic, take a breath, inwardly towards the Lord Jesus.
If possible and appropriate, ask another member of the team to pray as well.
Ask the visitor what they want prayer for.
While they tell you, listen. Do not think “What should I say?” Listen until they finish. (It may help if you repeat what they they tell you in your head to yourself)
Ensure that you have understood the prayer request. If there is something you do not understand, ask them. They will not mind.
When you pray, there is no need to tell God what to do or all the details. He knows all that!
Pray that God has control of the situation and for His blessing and love upon the person that you are praying for and anyone they have named. There is no need to give any specifics to God (although using the right names is a good idea). Now be quiet, check with God to see if He wants you to say anything else.
When you finish, check with the visitorif there is anything else that they would like to add or to pray for.
Give them a wooden cross, a contact card, and any other literature that you think would be useful as a result of the conversation that you have just had. As you do so, assure them that Jesus loves them, and so do we.
Throughout the interaction, remember that you are not trying to make a convert. You are simply trying to let God do His will.
PUPS will be at The Indian Inn on Friday,
St Michael’s Church on Saturday morning, and
in Devonport Park after the morning service on Sunday.
May 25, 2017
Today our Pop-up Prayer Station (PUPS) is in Stoke Village at the Indian Inn. Join us to pray in anticipation at 9am at St Michael’s, or meet us from 10am at the Indian Inn. Debrief and prayer from 3pm back at St Michael’s.
Tim will be prayer walking the area, setting out from the Indian Inn just after 10am. Join him there … if you’ve never ‘prayer-walked’ before, don’t worry! Read this article on Thy Kingdom Come website to find out more. We aim to walk in pairs or threes, so you will have company and support throughout – you can walk for an hour or two, or more as you are able … if you want to join Tim later in the day, someone at the Indian Inn will be able to contact him to find out where he is!
We would love to see some photographs, both of PUPS and of the area being prayer-walked … if you have your camera with you, do upload your pictures to the church TKC Facebook page 🙂
May 24, 2017
Thy Kingdom Come starts on Thursday, May 25th with our Ascension Day Service at St Michael’s at 7:30pm … join us in worship and prayer as we launch TKC 2017!
There’s so much going on, so sign up or simply come along and join in:
- pick up a Prayer Box to place in your local shop or pub for people to post their prayer requests
- come along to our Pop-up Prayer Station (PUPS) setting up at a different site each day (watch this space – details posted daily)
- by prayer walking with Revd Tim and others, starting from PUPS
- bring a friend (and a cake!) to our coffee morning at St Michael’s on Saturday, May 27th
- come along to our prayer party on Thursday June 1st – jacket potatoes provided, bring toppings or a dessert to share – party games and prayer activities, praise and prayer together 🙂
Let’s see what God can do when we share this amazing privilege of prayer with our local community!
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