2nd June

Reading Acts 16:16-18-34 Prayer for the week God of freedom, When we are held back by fear or sadness, Set us free. When we are stuck in bad habits, Set us free. When we feel far away from you, Set us free to live and love and praise again, To the glory of your name. […]

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26th May

READING  Acts 16.9-15;  John 14.23-29 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Be with us, Lord, to find your grace. Be with us, Lord, give us your deep peace. Be with us, Lord, to give us light. Be with us, Lord, and fill us with your power. Be with us, Lord, now and forever. Amen. © ROOTS for […]

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19th May

Readings: John 13:31-35; Acts 11:1-18   Prayer for the week God of new life, Stretch our minds To see you working in new ways and new places Expand our vision To see your love for people we rarely consider Open our hearts To love one another as you love us. Let your kingdom grow in our […]

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Holy Habits Day, Saturday 22nd June

Holy Habits grew out of a study of Acts 2:42-47 by Methodist minister Andrew Roberts. He identified ten habitual practices of the early church that could help develop and enrich our discipleship today. From his study, the URC and Methodist churches have developed resources for churches wishing to pursue ‘a Spirit-filled life of discipleship that […]

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Celtic Spirituality – discussion group

Discussion Group – ‘Wind of the Spirit’ Our Discussion Group is running again from Monday 20th May to Monday 1st July (no meeting on Mon 27th May). The material is ‘Wind of the Spirit’ by John Birch, based on Celtic spirituality. As with his Bible studies, which we have used before, John Birch offers plenty […]

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Dear Friends: Reaching out

Dear Friends, It’s a small world. On our recent Ministers’ Spring School in Leeds, we took a day trip to Sheffield to find out about the URC team ministry there. A Church Army officer told us about city centre mission and took us on a prayer walk. Over lunch, it transpired that his wife is […]

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Resurrection hope

Sermon given at St. Andrew’s URC Ealing, Sunday 21st April 2019 by Revd Sue McCoan  Luke 24:1-12 We left the women in their grief and loss, keeping the Sabbath in mourning. The sabbath ends at sunset, and they can’t do anything in the dark. But their spices are prepared; they know what they have to […]

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12th May

READINGS Acts 9.36-43; John 10.22-30 PRAYER FOR THE WEEK When our hearts are full of joy, we praise the Lord Jesus. When are hearts are sad, we look to him. When we need a friend, we rely on him. Wherever we are, however we feel, we trust in him. Amen   © ROOTS for Churches […]

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5th May

Bible readings: Psalm 30; John 21:1-19 Prayer for the week We praise you, living God, That when the nets of our lives are empty, You fill them with the abundance of your love; When we are afraid and fall down, You hold out your hand of forgiveness; And when we are tempted to give up, You call […]

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28th April

Reading:  John 20: 19-31; Acts 5:27-32 Prayer for the week: Lord, when I doubt you help me not to try to cover it up. to ignore it and hope that it will go away. Help me to be honest about my feelings and seek the help I need. Lord thank you so much that you […]

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