How is your week going? How are the stresses and pressures of health or work or family or life in general for you this week? Several times this week I have had to remind myself fairly directly of the words we looked at last Sunday in our series on “Persevering in a stressful world” – those words from Psalm 121 – “I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Short segments we remember from the psalms like this can be real nuggets of help in the nitty-gritty of everyday life. We continue with this series this Sunday. The accompanying book is available here.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know how best to pray for our churches. Here’s a useful series of suggestions that I use myself some of the time – “18 things to pray for your church” – here. (It’s necessary to scroll down the page a little bit to get the actual list of ideas!).
Services this Sunday:
8.00am at Friston
9.30am and 4.30pm at East Dean – in the morning, communion with children’s groups and in the afternoon, an all age service.
11.15am at Jevington
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