This week’s Pew Sheet

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent and believe in the good news.”

                                                                       Mark Ch 1 v 15.

This week we especially hold in our prayers:

– The Political Situation in Britain: and continuing debate and divergence of opinions among politicians and the people.  We pray for clarity and fairness in the political process.
– Those who dread Christmas-time:  including the lonely and homeless.
– Sam & Becky Looi (nee Hutchinson): with thanksgiving for the safe arrival of a baby girl for on Tuesday; a Grand-daughter for Peter and Sue.
– From the World council of Churches: we pray for China, Hong Kong and Macau, and especially for:

  • those left behind and further marginalised by rising economic growth, especially women and peasants in rural areas;
  • a growth of prophetic witness of the Chinese church in society;
  • spiritual meaning and freedom from captivity to economic growth and consumerism.
– The continuing life of our Church, praying especially for:

  • The various services coming up this week and especially our Christmas services;
  • In our parish: the residents of Acorn Grove and Primrose Close.
–  All those known to us who are ill, in hospital, undergoing operations or treatment, or waiting further appointments, or results that may lead to further treatment: and particularly those on our prayer chain. Pray also for the medical teams looking after them and for their families as they support them.
We pray that our Lord God will be in each situation.

We remember those who have died at this time of year, including those known and loved by us.