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Lorraine’s story out of debt through CAP

by Colin Dexter
Lorraine's story out of debt through our charity

Life can change in a heartbeat – we've all experienced that recently. And sadly Lorraine’s story is just one example of unexpected change taking its toll. -Debt and poverty can leave people’s lives in pieces, affecting everything from health, to relationships, to confidence. -But with the right support, people can rebuild their lives, just like Lorraine did. Watch her amazing story in this short video and then pop over to our website to bring hope and restoration to others whose lives have been shattered by debt and poverty. -(Link in the video 🙂)

Posted by Christians Against Poverty UK on Friday, 3 July 2020

Morning Prayer

by Colin Dexter

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a key leader in the Confessing Church in Germany during the 1930s-40s. He very quickly recognised the evils of the Nazi regime and refused to compromise with its ideology. In April 1943 he was arrested and imprisoned, and he was finally executed in April 1945, weeks before the end of the Second World War. His writings are highly valued and respected, not least the collection of his Letters and Papers from Prison which give a very personal insight into the faith and character of this remarkable man of God. The prayer below was written as part of a collection of ‘Prayers for Fellow-Prisoners’ at Christmas 1943.

O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray
And to concentrate my thoughts on you;
I cannot do this alone.

In me there is darkness,
But with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways,
But you know the way for me.

O heavenly Father,
I praise and thank you
For rest in the night;
I praise and thank you for this new day;
I praise and thank you for all your goodness
and faithfulness throughout my life.

You have granted me many blessings;
Now let me also accept what is hard
from your hand.
You will lay on me no more
than I can bear.
You make all things work together for good
For your children.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You were poor
and in distress, a captive and forsaken as I am.
You know all man’s troubles;
You abide with me
when all men fail me;
You remember and seek me;
It is your will that I should know you
and turn to you.
Lord, I hear your call and follow;
Help me.

O Holy Spirit,
Give me the faith that will protect me
from despair, from passions, and from vice;
Give me such love for God and men
as will blot out all hatred and bitterness;
Give me the hope that will deliver me
from fear and faint-heartedness.

O holy and merciful God,
my Creator and Redeemer,
my Judge and Saviour,
You know me and all that I do.
You hate and punish evil without respect of persons
in this world and the next;
You forgive the sins of those
who sincerely pray for forgiveness;
You love goodness, and reward it on this earth
with a clear conscience,
and, in the world to come,
with a crown of righteousness.

I remember in your presence all my loved ones,
my fellow prisoners, and all who in this house
perform their hard service;
Lord, have mercy.
Restore me to liberty,
and enable me so to live now
that I may answer before you and before men.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.

Amen.

Source: Bethge, E. (eds.) (1953) Dietrich Bonhoeffer Letters and Papers from Prison: An Abridged Edition. London: SCM Press Ltd

AGAPE Church Ty Sign Online

by Colin Dexter

We meet every Sunday online and you are welcome . Use contact form so we can send you via email the link

Uk Blessing “truly uplifting”

by Colin Dexter

Last month, the vicar and worship leader Tim Hughes was astonished to discover he had been given an award by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM’s ‘Points of Light’ prize was given in recognition of The UK Blessing – a viral video sensation that featured Christians from various denominations. 

In the citation, Johnson wrote how he had found Hughes’ “sensational singing masterpiece” to be “truly uplifting”, before praising the Birmingham-based pastor for bringing Christians together through the power of music. 

All One in Christ Jesus

by Colin Dexter

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28) #VerseOfTheDay

CAP (free debt counselling)

by Colin Dexter
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TEAR FUND (Great are you Lord)

by Colin Dexter
Great Are You Lord | Tearfund Staff

Whatever the circumstances, we'll never stop giving praise to our God. Tearfund staff from across the world have joined together (online, of course) to sing this beautiful worship song by All Sons & Daughters.This video was shared at last night’s Tearfund Live event. It was amazing to see so many of you join us as we heard testimonies, stories and prayers about our response to the coronavirus pandemic. Great are you Lord!

Posted by Tearfund on Friday, 26 June 2020

AGAPE IN LOCKDOWN

by Colin Dexter

Posted by Rachel Payne on Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Find an online Alpha near you

by Colin Dexter

If you are wondering what being a Christian is all about why not try an Alpha course.

alpha.org.uk

COVID -19

by Colin Dexter

As a church we continue to meet regularly online via zoom.

The links and password are sent via e-mail to church members so if you would like to join in contact a church member or use the contact form on this site