Come along to St Paul’s at 9.30am this morning to be a part of John Pawson’s first day of services. If you can’t make it don’t miss out and tune into our live streaming at: http://www.bursledonparish.org/live
For those of you not able to make John’s first services tomorrow – join us on a live stream – http://www.bursledonparish.org/Live
Hurrah, Sun’s out and the Weekend is coming! This Sunday are our Cafe Service (9.30am @St Paul’s) and Family Service (11am @St Lens), followed by our PARISH PICNIC at Victoria Country Park! All are welcome to join us for services or afterwards head to the park from 11.30am… for fun, fresh air and company for all ages. Bring something to sit on, your lunch, drinks and sunscreen! Look out for our Gazebos on the front field behind the Sea Front Car Park
1 Corinthians 12: “But God has put the body together, giving greater honour to the parts that lacked it,25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” One of our Church Families is in urgent need of support. We can’t go into the exact details but due to a change in circumstances, the family have a large bill to pay that they did not know they owed. The Parish Discretionary Fund is used to help in these circumstances and we are asking for donations to help cover this. If you feel you are able to help support the Parish Discretionary Fund you can make a donation via cheque/cash via the Church Office (please mark them for the PDF) or via the following link: https://bursledon.churchsuite.co.uk/donate/fund/94bhypgz
Although some students have already sat their coursework assessments, tomorrow is the start of the formal exam season. Our prayer for them is: Lord, As they enter the exam rooms, we pray you would surround them with your peace. Ease any anxieties, calm their restless mind, and give them focus on the task at hand. We pray that, although exams are necessary, that they would know their worth is in you alone, not in any grade they do or do not make, not in any assignment or test. We pray that they would feel your presence during the exams and that they would be comforted by your nearness. For those that have worked hard, may their efforts be rewarded and for those that are realising that they have not been as dedicated as they should, accept this and not be disheartened – instead, resolving to build on the experience and ensure that they are not in the same situation again. Thank you for the gift of this education, Jesus. We pray that these final exams would be a celebration of all they have learned and that they would be grateful for all that they have experienced and for all the ways they have grown. May you be glorified, Lord.