We thank you, Lord Jesus, for one another; for the pastoral support and belonging and friendship and fellowship we experience in our local church and in the wider Circuit, as well as with many other people in a variety of contexts.
Deepen our commitment to working with others as an expression of your prayer that your will might be done and your kingdom come on earth as in heaven.
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Also see Day 22 of the District Prayer Diary for Vale of Aylesbury Circuit
PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCHES
This idea arose from a Circuit Consultation where members said that they would like to see better communications around the Circuit.
It was felt that there was a lot of good work going on within the Circuit but few outside of their particular church ever got to hear about it. In these days when the only news we seem to hear concerning churches is when they are threatened with closure, it is vital that we get to hear the other side as well. One small example of how useful this 'Good News' has been so far is on the subject of our work with young people — Methodism has a wonderful history of work amongst young people. Some of the 'Good News' tell us that there is still good work going on amongst children and young people in many parts of our Circuit — the problem is that we never get to hear about it. It is so encouraging to hear the success stories of Toddler Groups, Youth Groups, Cafe and Messy Church, Drop-in Church — the list is endless and it is growing!
It was recently suggested that these prayers should be expanded to cover other aspects and groups that serve the Circuit or are given Circuit support. Four such topics have been suggested; The leadership Team, our Locals Preachers and regular Visiting Preachers, Fair Trade and the Karibuni Trust; other suggestions would be welcome.
Cuddington is a lovingly cared-for village chapel recently totally refurbished, bright and airy, with a good welcoming atmosphere and full of lovely people. They will be delighted to share fellowship with you on any Sunday — do try and join them. Details of services are on the website. Please support our brothers and sisters at Cuddington when you can and remember them in your prayers this Sunday.
Margaret W writes:
CUDDINGTON. We praise God for the way He has been leading us. At our Village fete we always have the Church open and try to fit in with the theme of the Fete. It was a French theme as it was Bastille Day. We became a Boulangerie (Bakery) for a day and had free tastings of freshly-cooked baguettes and French cheese. (You could smell the bread cooking.) There was a queue and especially as it was a hot day people could come in out of the sun. A children's corner proved popular.
We had scripture verses about Jesus being the bread of life and had a Communion table set up with bread and wine. Some good conversations were had with those who came during the afternoon. The church was set up with small 'bistro tables' and we also had posters with Bible verses. We had favourable comments from the organisers.
Changes in service times:
Due to some of our congregation being not able to drive in the dark it was decided we would have 2 morning services a month from October 2018 to March 2019. First 2 Sundays will be in the morning from 10.30 — 12.00 and 3rd, 4th and (5th) will be at the usual time 5.30 pm. You will see this in the Plan. You are very welcome to join us. It is so good to meet to Worship God and to hear His word to us and to fellowship together.
Our Carol service is on Sunday 23rd December at 4.30 when we will be joined by a worship group from other churches. This is always well-attended.
We praise God for His faithfulness and our favour with the village community. We seek to witness to the Saving grace of a Heavenly Father who sent His Son to die for us, Hallelujah, What a Saviour.