Psalm 139:13-18 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous — how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
A prayer for today Wondrous God, author of life, you fashioned us in your likeness and breathed into us the life which is your own. Be with those whose special care is the health of mind and body. Fill their hearts with awe for the life which is your gift and sustain them daily in your service, that their hands may bring to others the comfort of your healing touch.
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. 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…..
On Sunday 17th March, Scott spoke about knowing our spiritual temperaments so that we can know more of our crucified and glorious Saviour, Jesus Christ. For some general info on spiritual temperaments, click here. This is based on the book ‘Spiritual Pathways’ by Gary Thomas.