Jesus invites us to life through Him, a life that carries a deep rest in the soul – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ” (Matthew 11:28).
Join us this week as we seek Jesus and His rest.
Tuesday – join us on our YouTube Channel at 7.30 pm for Tuesday Evening Sermon with Rev. Jim Cowan, and then in our dedicated Jitsi Room for discussion on the sermon material. You must request joining details for the Jitsi Room via firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday – catch up on our Sunday Service, Tuesday Sermon or Testimony Tuesday recordings by phoning 01324 468817. When you call, press option 1, then wait 30 seconds for the recording to play.
Thursday – join our Thursday Evening Live Prayer at 8.15 pm by calling the Jitsi Room – check access details on our website and FB page.
Friday – get your submissions in for the Community Corner: Celebrations, Caring for All, Christ with Us. We’d love to hear your news, ideas and testimonies.
For information on the wider activities of Brightons Parish Church, download the weekly news sheet from the “Sermons” page, or click here.
Psalm 62:5 my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
A prayer for today Dear Loving Heavenly Father, As we each face personal trials during this pandemic, help us to call on You knowing that You always hear us. Remind us to lean on You instead of leaning on our own understanding.
In the midst of these uncertain & unexpected times, we choose faith over fear because You will lead us & be with us through it all. You are our rock, our fortress & our salvation. Lord, thank you that we can come to You when we are worn out & overburdened. We lay all our worries & frustrations at Your feet.
In these moments, remind us of Your grace & Your compassion. We rest in Your love & Your ability to take care of us, as we ask for Your perfect peace to comfort our hearts & still our minds.
We thank you that You are our All in All…
and hear us as we bring You our deepest needs in the words of the Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
We sometimes wonder how to engage young people and why we have the form of Church/Sunday School that has been around for generations. As we begin to make some changes and explore more, here is some food for thought:
At Brightons Parish Church we’re trying to become truly “intergenerational”. It’s not straightforward and it’s not easy. As we work on this we will have successes and sometimes it will be less successful however, with prayer and being open to God’s leading, we will continue to make progress! For some more ideas, check out this link:
Last Sunday (31st March 2019) we held our Annual Business Meeting and the accounts were presented for 2018. Click here to download these – the narrative will give you a flavour of what happened last year and the accounts the financial needs of our congregational to support our “ministry of reconciliation” (see sermon for 31st March 2019 for more info – click here).
Come and join us at our Easter Fun Day, which takes place in the church on Saturday April 20.
It promises fun for all the family. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Easter Story through lots of activities. Crafts, egg-speriments, egg rolling, treasure hunt, Lego challenge, baby play, prayer garden, computer game and more…..