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May 19, 2018

When the day of Pentecost came,
they were all together in one place (Acts 2:1)

Pentecost

Tomorrow – May 20th –  is Pentecost, a day for the church to gather as one and to be filled afresh with the Holy Spirit.

Will you join us at St Michael’s and St Barnabas at 10.30am? Whether you are used to church or not, our service will be a great opportunity to make a fresh commitment to the Lord, as we have an adult baptism.

Afterwards join us for lunch in Devonport Park as we take our prayer tent and history exhibition to the first event of the summer run by the friends of Devonport Park.

We look forward very much to seeing you!

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Easter garden – and Easter cake!

April 1, 2018

Can you spot the difference in the Easter garden photos below?

Susie brought a cake to church this morning … again, can you spot the difference?!

😀

 


Ash Wednesday

February 12, 2018

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Our Ash Wednesday service on February 14th is another one of our prayer parties with food and prayer activities, followed by a time of Holy Communion. Meet at St Michael’s at 6pm  for food in the hall area. We will then move into the church to the prayer stations, then remain there for a simple service of penitence. Please do join us, newcomers are always welcome.

For your diary, our next prayer parties are on the following dates, each with their own theme.

Maundy Thursday – 29th March –  as we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with His friends.

Hot Potato Evening – Friday, 13th April – as we invite those outside the church to ask whatever questions you want about the Christian faith!

Ascension Day –  Thursday, 10th May – as we celebrate Jesus’ ascent into heaven, and also launch Thy Kingdom Come 2018.

 


All Age Worship report – February

February 5, 2018

Our AAW this month followed on from last month’s topic of youth, by focusing on some of the older members of our church family.

We reminded ourselves of last month’s memory verse (which is also our verse for the year) …

Some of our younger members interviewed Daisy, Joan and Jeanette – asking questions about what church was like when they were younger, how it has changed, and how their faith has grown over the years.

Two of our interviewees with their interviewers!

Then, using the Lumo DVD of Luke (see below), we heard our reading from Luke’s gospel (Luke 2:25-38 full text here), and Lynda talked about learning to wait on God by looking at the example of those who have been faithful for many years.

We sang songs chosen by our interviewees, some, more upbeat, recent songs … as well as reminding ourselves of the actions to a few so-called children’s songs. Some remember last singing some of the songs over 50 years ago! 😀

For our prayer time, we used calendars to remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, to use as prayer fuel, and we said the Lord’s Prayer, using the actions we have learned over the past few months. We will get quicker with practice!

Our topic next month, on Mothering Sunday, will be about the church as family … on, Sunday March 11th


Lumo have produced DVDs of each of the four gospels … see a sample of Luke here … talk to Rev Tim to find out more.


You are invited

January 2, 2018

…to join with Christians across Stoke and Devonport as we meet at St Michael’s on Sunday 7th January at 4pm for a very special service.

Our theme is “Learning from the past, looking to the future.” We’ll be hearing how St Michael’s and Devonport Community Baptist Church came into being, and committing the coming year to the Lord.

What better way to start the New Year than to unite before the Lord in praise and worship?

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Lift high the cross!

 


Lest we forget

November 11, 2017

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Join us tomorrow at St Michael’s at 9.30am for a service in church before we process to the War Memorial in Devonport Park for an Act of Remembrance at 10.50am.

We will remember them.

 


All-Age Worship…

August 30, 2017

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…is back this Sunday! As it says on the tin, something for all ages. Plus there will be a bring and share lunch after the service. Who will you bring?

St Michael’s, September 3rd, 10.30am – newcomers welcome!