Invitation to Worship for Sunday 16th May and Pentecost Sunday 23rd May

This Sunday we invite you to join us for worship on zoom. We will gather to see each other and chat from 10.45am and the service will begin at 11am. There will be break out rooms for fellowship at the end of the service for those who wish to stay on for a short while. The link for the service is below.

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On Sunday the 23rd May we will have a special Pentecost service on zoom but also in the church building at Mayfield and Easthouses at 11am. To book your place, please contact the church office on 0131 663 3245 before Friday the 21st May. Places are limited due to social distancing measures so please book well in advance.

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Initiative 2021

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Last year, you may remember, we registered as a church to be part of the prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”. This initiative is happening again this year from Ascension Day (which is today) until Pentecost. Newbattle Parish will be inviting people to focus on prayers provided for this initiative during these special 11 days. Our young people from the Inbetween group will all take part and will each have their own “Cheeky Panda” to help them! To find out more you can watch Archbishop Cottrell’s introduction to Thy Kingdom Come (below), listen to Archbishop Justin’s podcast on Ascension Day and you can click on the link to find more resources.

Life is hard. The way ahead isn’t obvious. And faced with difficulty and uncertainty God doesn’t send us a rule book or a map. He sends a companion to walk with us: Jesus, the way. And he is not just the way for us – but for each and every person. Let us pray for those we know and love that they may find the way of Christ.

Prayer
Loving God, when I’m feeling lost or lonely or afraid or uncertain of the way ahead, be my guide, a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. And today help me to be a good companion to those I meet. Amen

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Thought for the Week – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11 v 28-30

This week our prayer is for all those who have been winning battles that no one sees: battles against inner doubt and lack of confidence, anxiety and isolation. In a time of great change and transition from one way of being to another, count your blessings this week, notice your resilience and thank God for all good gifts around us in food, shelter, nature and caring people. And know, that you are in the thoughts and prayers of your church.

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