Join us this week as we follow Jesus, the One who is ever mindful of us and cares for us beyond our imagination!
Tuesday – join us on our YouTube Channel at 7.30 pm for “Tuesday Evening Life: PARENTING FOR FAITH” where a group of folks from Brightons will meet with Kate Irvine from Parenting for Faith and hear how we can all help develop the faith of our children and young people.
Wednesday – there is no Community Corner this week, but send us your Celebrations (birthdays, anniversaries, other things that have made your rejoice!) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday – join our Thursday Evening Live Prayer at 8.15 pm by calling the Zoom Room – check access details on our website and FB page.
Friday – going to the shop at the weekend? Why not pick up a few extra things and leave them in the FOODBANK collection point at the supermarket.
Saturday – 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.
Sunday – join our Zoom Cuppa between 10am-10.40am to meet friends old and new before the start of the Sunday service. Again you must email email@example.com to get the login in details.
For information on the wider activities of Brightons Parish Church, download the weekly news sheet from the “Sermons” page, or click here.
‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.’ Romans 12:2
A prayer for today Eternal Father, We come before You today with a thankful heart because of the gift of Your Son, Jesus. He came down to Earth to show Your Kingdom and Your purpose for us and to make a way for us to be with You. We ask that You help us as we model our lives on Jesus’ life. Reveal and remind us of the multiple layers and facets of Your character, and work with us to imitate them in our own lives. May we be transformed from the inside out into the likeness of Your Son. Renew our mind so that our thoughts, ways and plans are in line with Your will and desire. May our words and actions imitate Jesus this week, show Your love to those around us and make those around us curious of the joy and hope we have in You. We long to be with You in heaven where we will all be suddenly changed like a twinkling of an eye and clothed with Your immortality. Help us to be transformed until that day comes. From today, many shops and businesses will reopen, so we take this time to pray for all the shopkeepers and staff. We pray that You would cover them with your safety, security and love. May they cast onto You anxieties of catching the virus and may they know that they are loved by You.
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).