St Cuthbert’s weekly – Trinity Sunday

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Hello my friends

I hope that you have had a lovely week and that you felt encouraged and sustained by Sunday’s service. It was very special for us to be together, especially after the tragic events in London.

This Sunday we move to another major day in our calendar – Trinity Sunday. The Trinity has been one of the most difficult aspects of Christian Theology for people to understand. And yet at its heart is a very simple and revealing truth.

God is, and always has been, about community. The Christian God is no lonely god stuck in heaven. The trinity attests to the power of a community of love at the very heart of the world for all time, and it is a community that all are invited to join.

We made friendship bands last week in church and the Trinity is perhaps the greatest sign of friendship that we have.

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Last week we also launched our prayer ministry. I just want to reiterate that we do it because we are excited about doing something new and at being creative about the way we pray with, and for, each other.

There are different strands. If you have a prayer emergency both Penny and Dotun are there to take your call, and I am there too. We want to be always here if you have an emergency or simply have someone on your heart. We also want to pray about our joy and thankfulness.

We’d love it if you make use of our little prayer space in church.  And we will be having a few chances a year for us to get together as a church and pray.

And of course we will continue to meet in an impromptu way to pray for any world or national emergencies that come our way.

You are very welcome to get involved. And of course we honour all the prayer you already offer at home on your own each week. God listens. The angels sing when we pray. We want to build on all the praying that’s already going on.

Go well dear friends.

Steve

The Collect

Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.

Coming up

Next week’s Cuths Codgers at 12pm on Monday at The Preston.

Please pray for: Hazel and Terry, Valerie Waterman, Tyrone and Pat, Christine Lawton and Lukey and family as they prepare to move.