What’s Happening this Week

What’s Happening this Week 

Let us pray with Hannah, Moses, David, Jonah, Mary – names we are all familiar with. Over the next few weeks in our
services we will be focusing on these people — how their lives were often complicated and hard, but how in their different circumstances they turned to God in prayer.  We will discover how bringing everything to their Heavenly Father enabled Him to work in and through them in extraordinary ways. We will follow Hannah from brokenness to praise; Moses from a problem to an answer; David from repentance to forgiveness; Jonah from fear to confidence; and Mary from submission to fulfilment. We will draw our series to a close by looking at the example our Lord Jesus gave us . . . who prayed in every circumstance even when in agony on the cross.
Let us take a journey in prayer. As we journey through the start of 2018 may we become more excited about prayer, discover new ways to pray, and may we look to Jesus and trust Him to meet our deepest needs, growing ever closer to our Lord and Saviour.
May our eyes be opened to how complete is God’s love and provision for us, and may this be our story throughout this coming year.
>>Eileen Roper

Pastoral Care – if you or someone you know needs help or support, please contact the Church Office on 642338/office@stjohnswithstmarys.org.uk

January Prayer Diaries are now available at back of both Churches.

Used Stamps please hand in your used postage stamps and we can pass them to Lepra, please give to Jim Cockett at St Mary’s or to the Church office thanks.

Monday 8th January 10.00am Women’s World Day of Prayer meeting.

Monday 8th January 6.30pm- 9pm “Vision “ PCC prayer meeting with meal at 6.30pm in the Knott room in the Centre.

Monday 8th January 7:30pm-9pm Monthly Evening Prayer meeting in the Shill Room in the Centre.

Wednesday 10th January 1.30pm Mothers’ Union in the Shill Room in the Centre, a social afternoon for the start of a New Year.

Friday 12th January 7.00am-8am Mansfield Prayer meeting in the Baptist Church Rosemary Street, refreshments from 6.45am.

Monday 15th January 7:30pm PCC Meeting in St John’s Centre, refreshments from 7pm.

Tuesday 16th January 12noon – 1pm Centre Prayer Lunch in the Centre.

Wednesday 17th January 6pm Monthly early evening service at Mattersey Court.

Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm Midweek Focus in the Shill room in the Centre, refreshments from 7pm, everyone welcome to the first meeting of 2018.

Monday 22nd January 3.30pm The first Ladybrook Lighthouse of 2018, helpers from 2.45pm please, in St Mary’s Church.

Sunday 28th January 6pm Churches Together Service at Life Church South Mansfield Community Centre Bellamy Road Mansfield NG18 4LN, all welcome to come along to this service. No 6pm Service in the Centre.

Message from Bob Goody the latest Scripture Union Newsletters are now available at the back of both Churches.