On Saturday a special service was held in the building of Trinity Lancaster Church as they marked the closure of their building, an occasion tinged with sadness for those all the years of ministry (just short of 250 years) exercised through that setting yet also an event positively looking forward to the next stage in their journey united with the Bowerham congregation.
Please pray for
- the united congregation in Lancaster as they are led forward in the next steps of their journey of discipleship together, and in their mission to the community in which they are set
- the northerly Synods meeting as they/we meet in Newcastle at the moment, with particular focus on what we share in the area of ministries, local leadership, IT and children & youth work – for fruitful areas of cooperation and discernment
- our ecumenical opportunities to be grasped at every level, and that at the close of this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity we may all continue to pray with Jesus (The Gospel of John, chapter 17) for the oneness which helps the world see him more clearly.