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Letter from Liz: Oct 12, 2021

When you pray....

Fr John Giuliani, Compassionate Christ

Dear friends,

It's been such a delight going through the book of James - and it was a solidly good reminder to end with the importance of prayer. And so I'd love to remind you of the opportunities we have EVERY week to pray.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NRSV)

Every Monday mid-morning we update our 'family prayer' list and invite you to pause and pray.

Tuesday and Thursday @noon: we gather on zoom to pray the midday daily office.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday our small groups always pause to pray..

Every second Friday @7am, the men gather for power hour and pray for each other and our community.

Every Sunday, at the end of the service, we offer 'prayer at the back' when two trained prayer warriors will pray with you for anything that is on your mind.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14

I hope you are engaging in at least one of these communal prayer opportunities every week!

In other news

  • David Griffin's ordination is at 9am this coming Sunday, Oct 17 - followed by a time to 'get to know the Bishop' whilst enjoying a cupcake... so hope you can join us and linger to chat!

  • 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. 10am. Our new start time from Oct 24!

  • Nov 7: child safety training after the service - have you signed up yet?

  • NOTE FOR THE MEN: have you read Grant's blog? We'd love you to join the zoom conversation on every third Thursday!

The trees are changing color and the air is cooling - fancy a stroll while we chat? let me know! I also do sedentary conversations with coffee :)

Your pastor,



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