Church Notice Sheet – 21 June

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‘WHERE YOU GO I WILL GO, AND WHERE YOU STAY I WILL STAY. YOUR PEOPLE ARE MY PEOPLE AND YOUR GOD MY GOD. ‘ (RUTH 1:16)

WORSHIP @ HOME

21st June

Ruth 1:8-19a
Luke 9:57-62

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and

LISTEN TO THE SERMON

on our  WORSHIP and SERMONS PAGE

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FAMILY WORSHIP IDEAS

ZOOM JUNIOR CHURCH
ON SUNDAY 10AM
Email
children@ulverstonparishchurch.org
for more info. & consent form

READING

Ruth 1:8-19a

 

EXPLORE TOGETHER QUESTIONS

  • Naomi was forced out of her own
    country – think of a time when
    you’ve been forced to go
    somewhere you didn’t want to
    go. How did it make you feel?
  • This is a story all about loss. When
    have you lost someone or
    something (either by death or
    misplacement)?
  • What would you say to someone
    who was hurting like Naomi or
    Ruth?
  • Ruth was so kind to Naomi. Who
    is the kindest person you know?
  • How could you be more like
    them?

 

ACTIVITY IDEA

KINDNESS
For each letter of the word
‘kindness’ think of an act of
kindness beginning with that letter.
e.g. K = kiss a loved one

PRAYER IDEA

Ruth followed Naomi. We follow Jesus.
Read and pray through the lyrics to the
song ‘I Will Follow Him’:

I will follow him
Follow him wherever he may go
And near him I always will be
For nothing can keep me away
He is my destiny.
I will follow him
Ever since he touched my heart I knew
There isn’t an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away
Away from his love.

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

May the Father who loves you,
The Son who sends you,
The Spirit who empowers you,
Be with you and bless you,
Wherever you are, whatever you do
whoever you’re with,
To his praise and glory.
Amen

Prayer from The one about… by Mark Greene

New Wine Thursday 30 July – Monday 3 August

Our main programme includes a mix of celebrations, worship, Bible teaching, TED-style talks, sofa sessions, live webinars and more. We’ll cover key issues that matter today: grief, loss & lament; the power of the Holy Spirit; race; preparing for a new world; mental health & wellbeing; parenting; prayer; apologetics; and creation care.

Our kids are becoming Space Cadets! There’ll be songs, challenges, stories, teaching & gunge. Plus, we’re launching our brand new Augmented Reality App – with stories, games, prayer and worship to help kids encounter God in new ways. For 11-18s, LUMINOSITY will bring breakfast devotions & chat, challenges, evening celebrations, high-energy worship & seminars covering mental health & anxiety, evangelism, calling, leadership, social media & the world we could create. If you’re part of our Leadership Network, you’ll be able to access a programme of 1-2-1 prayer slots, mission consultations & international gatherings via Zoom as well as discussions with special guests about ‘What’s next for the local church?’, ‘Leading & well-being’ and ‘Mission & planting’.

The online Resource Venue will allow you to buy resources from St Andrew’s Bookshop, connect with Christian organisations including BRF, CAP, Open Doors and Hope for Justice and access Charity Experiences from Mercy Ships, MedAir, Compassion, MAF and Missional Generation.

Lockdown Finance Update – May 2020

God continues to bless us and to meet all our needs during these strange times. We have seen a reduction in our income of around £2,000 each month, as some have seen their income reduced, those faithfully giving via the envelopes scheme have been unable to put them in the plate, and as our rentals and weddings have come to a complete halt. Whilst there has been lots of activity going on over Zoom, telephone and other channels, the absence of physical activities has meant that expenditure has also reduced – down around £1500 each month. Overall we still expect to be financially more or less in balance by the end of the year.

We do encourage those giving by envelopes or directly into the plate to keep putting their gifts aside, the day will come when you can joyfully give them to the Lord! Thanks to everyone’s continued generosity we have been able to continue to support our mission partners at home and abroad. We have been blessed by donations to the restoration mission – nearly £33,000 since January – and to the bell tower project – more than £5,000.

Thank-you on behalf of the church for your faithfulness in continuing to provide for God’s work.

Colin Dykes, Church Treasurer

    

Where is God in all this?

We are continuing the series this week focusing on bible characters:

  • Refined by suffering (Ruth)
  • Speaking truth to power (Rizpah)
  • Learning to lament (Jeremiah)
  • Returning from exile (Nehemiah)
  • Trusting in Jesus (Mary)
  • Strength and hope (Paul)

Find study note and discussion questions on our studies page.

  

FACEBOOK GROUPS you might find useful

‘Ulverston Parish Church’
‘UPC – Church Family’
‘Faith 4 Furness Families’
‘Self Isolation Ulverston’

STAY CONNECTED, APART

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Send your news, encouragements, prayers or pictures to office@ulverstonparishchurch.org