As part of our discussions about deployment of stipendiary ministry, and the resourcing of lay ministry, we have recognised the priority of prayer. Without significant prayer by the whole Synod these things begin to look more like management exercises than a move of the Holy Spirit leading us as a Synod into a deeper discipleship with Christ and a supportive strategy for each congregation to be salt and light in their community.
A small group have been putting together guidance notes enabling us to be committed to praying together in a variety of ways. Please watch out for a letter which will be sent from me to every Church Secretary and Minister in the next week or so.
We hope that your congregation will be able to join in prayer with us at the start of Lent, between Ash Wednesday on the 1st March and the first Sunday in Lent on 5th March. Thank you. (Andrew, Moderator)