Church Notice Sheet – 24 May

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‘…HOLY FATHER, PROTECT THEM BY THE POWER OF YOUR NAME – THE NAME YOU GAVE ME –
SO THAT THEY MAY BE ONE AS WE ARE ONE.’ (JOHN 17:11)

WORSHIP @ HOME

7th Sunday of Easter

Acts 1:6-14
John 17:1-11

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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
Acts 1:4-11

EXPLORE TOGETHER QUESTIONS

  • What is the most amazing thing
    you have ever seen?
  • What do you think it means to be
    baptised with the Holy Spirit?
  • Why did Jesus go back to
    Heaven?
  • How open are you to receiving
    God’s gift of the Holy Spirit?

 

ACTIVITY IDEA

Today we are thinking about Jesus’
ascension to Heaven on a cloud.
If you could choose one way of
being transported to Heaven – what
would it be?
Talk about it, draw it or act it out!

PRAYER IDEA

Jesus told His disciples to ‘stop’ in
Jerusalem, ‘wait’ for the Holy Spirit
and then ‘go’ and tell others about
the good news.
Use 3 coloured sheets; red for stop,
orange for wait and green for go.
Red/Stop
Write or draw things you think
Jesus wants you to stop doing.
Orange/Wait
Write or draw things you think
Jesus wants you to wait for.
Green/Go
Write or draw things you think
Jesus wants you to go and do.

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

O Lord of hosts,
purify our hearts
that the King of glory
may come in, your Son,
Jesus our redeemer. Amen

Prayer after Psalm 24

REFLECTION from Kath Walley

The tender whisper of love in the night

Just as lockdown set in something rather lovely happened at my front door. A blackbird built its nest on the security light and I waited with anticipation. For three weeks or more, it patiently sat on the nest leaving only to feed. I thought prayerfully of all the housebound friends to whom we minister. Then I noticed something remarkable. As darkness gathered and the birdsong that usually filled the air silenced, a gentle and beautiful song came from the nest. The bird was singing to its eggs, singing to the latent life that it was nurturing. After about three weeks I heard a second song, the fledgling responding to its mother.

In the quietness of this present time it reminded me how God quietly ‘sings’ to us through all that surrounds us and awaits our answer. An old prayer calls it ‘the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit’. May we hear ‘the tender whisper of love in the night’.

Kath

The prayer Kath mentions;

O Lord, the Scripture says, ‘There is a time for silence and a time for speech.’ Saviour, teach me the silence of humility, the silence of wisdom, the silence of love, the silence of perfection, the silence that speaks without words, the silence of faith. Lord teach me to silence my own heart that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within
me and sense the depths which are of God.

(Source unknown, 16th century) 

 

Online Alpha

Are you wondering if Christianity is real? Are you asking who Jesus is?
Alpha is a good place to find out more about God, Jesus and other aspects of
Christianity in a safe place.

When: Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Time: 7.30 – 9pm

For more information please contact

Alan – rector@ulverstonparishchurch.org
Madi – curate@ulverstonparishchurch.org

Heritage Churchyard Project

As we have said before, the church building is closed but we are still working as a family to improve and look after our buildings as well as each other. We are in the process of transferring the information we have about our churchyard into a digital format. We are looking for people to help with proofreading. Can you help?
Please contact Kristen Negaard or Helen Huck for more information or if you are interested.

 

Thy Kingdom Come is back!

There are online resources to help you pray between Ascension and Pentecost. Why not join in with this worldwide wave of prayer.

FACEBOOK GROUPS you might find useful

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

STAY CONNECTED, APART

We would love to hear from you!
Send your news, encouragements, prayers or pictures to office@ulverstonparishchurch.org