Sunday October 7th, 2018

Welcome to our service today.  It’s great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

Churches come in all styles and shapes across the world – from secret meetings in homes; wide open gatherings in amphitheatres; worship services packing thousands into a building through to much smaller groups meeting in cafes or medium sized groups in halls of all sizes. Buildings will vary, but the church is not confined to four walls. The church of Jesus Christ is people, His people, of every race and nation who love Jesus and are committed to serving Him.

I thank God for believers across the world, many of who meet as a church at great risk to their lives. I thank God for our church family here at Beckenham. I thank Him for the diversity and unity we have in His family and for the love and support we have for one another. I give thanks that we can meet in freedom. It is so important to be a part of a church family that can encourage, support, sharpen and love one another on our journey together. We’re not meant to do this on our own. I love the culture we have here of looking out for one another. So can I encourage you to continue to pray for all believers across the world but also to think about who you might encourage in our church family in the week ahead.

With love & blessings,

Sandra

 

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