Here is your round up of the latest news from our church and beyond. Please read on to find out more.
Sunday 9 May
Please join us in-person and online:
9.15am Morning Worship
10.30am Morning Worship*
3.00pm Children and family service
6.00pm Evening Service* * You can watch these services live-streamed - www.allsaintslindfield.org/live
Did you know that 74% of adult Christians said they came to faith before the age of 18? Furthermore, of that 76%, a massive 56% came to faith by the age of 11years old. Children's ministry is vital to build strong foundations in Christ that will last a lifetime and we need your help to do this. Sign up to Serve: All Saints Kids need you!
It is a very exciting time for the children's ministry at All Saints as we work toward relaunching our face-to-face groups.
We need people to serve across all of the children's ministries in order to run them. Below you will see our four main areas which we would love to re-launch from September and do some trial runs in July.
Can you help? We need a variety of people across the groups from doing very practical things like setting up, to those who can sit and chat to children and parents. Can you provide 1-2-1 support for a child during the 9.30am Sunday morning service, or play games at the after-school club on a Tuesday? Please consider how you can serve and sign up using the link: http://allsaintslindfield.org/ask
Zoom Coffee Time
Zoom coffee time from 10.15am - 11.00am is hosted by John Barling. This is a time to catch up with the All Saints family and to encourage and meet new people. Joining details below.
Our love and prayers go to Heather Griffiths and her two sons following the death of her husband John on 28 April.
The 7th-9th May would have been our women's weekend away. It's sad to be missing such a highlight, but we look forward to going away together next May instead, and in the meantime, here are a couple of important dates for your diary. We hope these will be significant in beginning to re-connect us as women across all ages and stages. You are very welcome at both these events and especially if you are new to All Saints or haven't been to our events in the past.
Deeper Still(Saturday 8 May at 8.00pm on zoom )
To mark our weekend away, we are delighted that Linda Allcock, who would have been our speaker, is going to lead a session for us. She has a new book out called Deeper Still and she will share some of her journey that led to writing the book and some of the teaching highlights from it. Here's a quote from the cover to entice you to come along: "This book is your invitation to still your frantic thought-life and fill your heart with God's word.Through its down-to-earth wisdom and practical advice, you'll discover a simple approach to make biblical meditation part of your everyday life, helping you to enjoy God's truth more deeply in ways that will flow through your whole day."
If we're honest, I expect many of us would acknowledge that we struggle with reading the bible. So, we hope this will be a helpful event, at a time when investing in our spiritual wellbeing is as important as re-building our everyday lives. There will also be time for discussion in breakout groups. Sign up for this event here https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/wrs6szdt
Start praying for good weather now! We look forward to a relaxing afternoon enjoying each other's company over cake and refreshments in true Women Together style!
What Does the Bible Have to Say to Workers in Financial Services?
On Wednesday 12 May at 7.00pm there is an online event run by the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC) addressing this question. There will be a panel of Christians working in banking, insurance, and asset management for the first of two seminars covering these important issues. For more information and booking see https://bit.ly/32COktC
Ascension Day Service
Please join us for a short service on Thursday 13 May, in the church at 10.30am. It will be a time to reflect and pray together as we celebrate the great news that Jesus Christ is risen and ascended. Please book in online if you'd like to join us or call the church office - https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/qlkkt9y9
Mental Health Awareness Week
Between Monday 10–Sunday 16 May we shall be taking part in Mental Health Awareness week by posting one video a day.
These videos are designed to sensitively and honestly talk through some of the difficult issues that surround mental health, with a Christian perspective at their heart.
The videos are for those in the midst of struggle, those supporting someone and for those who want to know more.
You will find these videos on our YouTube channel.
If you find these videos raise painful issues for you then please make sure you talk to someone you trust, drop one of the church pastors a line, and/or talk to your GP. Jonny Payne, Youth Pastor
Thy Kingdom Come 2021
We are inviting the All Saints church family to partake in Thy Kingdom Come – a global prayer movement that runs from Ascension to Pentecost. This year, that is from Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 May.
The whole point of TKC is that, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we join together in prayer for the following:
That our faith in Jesus would be deepened
That the Holy Spirit would bless and empower us as we spread the gospel
That we pray specifically for five friends or family members to come to a living faith in Jesus.
During this time, why not join with the local prayer initiative that involves the churches in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath? This initiative involves people signing up to pray in hour slots over TKC. Sign up is online, but feel free to pray wherever you choose when it’s your slot. Please join with our local brothers and sisters and sign up here: https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/87a220 There is no limit on how many hour slots you can sign up for, nor are there any limitations on how many people can sign up for one slot. So please, do sign up! “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Rom 12:12 Jonny Payne, Youth Pastor
You are warmly invited to our annual service of thanksgiving and commemoration on Sunday 30 May at 10.30am, which we offer to support those who have been bereaved. It's an occasion for remembering loved ones, seeking comfort and finding hope.
This year has been a particularly difficult year for any who have lost loved ones, with extra pain caused by Covid restrictions, so we pray that it will be a helpful time for people in their grieving journey.
It may be that you have a strong sense of loss for other reasons, in which case you are also welcome.
In the weeks following on from the service, we plan to offer a five-week bereavement course/support group, so do watch out for details.
(Please note: If 10.30am is your usual service and you would value this special occasion, we welcome you to join us. Alternatively, you may prefer to join the 8.00am or 9.15am service on this date.)
This is a sign-up service which you can do by following this link https://allsaintslindfield.churchsuite.com/events/j8fku5gp
or by phoning the church office on 482405.
Tim Voltzenlogel's funeral
I'm afraid the live-stream of Tim's funeral that I mentioned in ASN two weeks ago failed because of a technical glitch; so I have created a digital virtual version with photos and the texts of what was said. If you would like a copy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a copy. Jeremy Taylor
Parish Register for April
Barbara Fenwick (7th)
Mohan and Moses, Cross Mission,India
Many have been enquiring about the situation in India in the light of news reports and particularly how it is affecting Cross Mission. We have just received their latest news/prayer letter. If you would like a copy emailed please contact Ron and Janet (email@example.com)
Prayer for Uganda
On Sunday 9 May there will be a Zoom Prayer Time from 4.30 to 5.30pm for our mission partners in South Rwenzori Diocese and Kagando Hospital. Do come and join us! You can access the meeting through the link below.
With Coronavirus rules being slightly less tight, more mobilisation in person is becoming possible again. Yesterday an OMF colleague and I put on a meeting for people interested in Japan. Participants gathered together to watch a Zoom Livestream from Japan. We then prayed together and heard how they feel God might be leading them. May God confirm His will to them.
Last month I could speak about Japan to eight teens in another church, and on 16 May I will do the same for the children in the Sunday School.
On 19 May Yodit, my Eritrean friend, and I hope to start a Discovery Bible Group for foreign ladies in our town. Please pray the right ones will come and that they will be touched by God’s love.
Thanks for the lovely four-day holiday I just had with my daughter, Elisabeth!
Andreas asks for prayer for strength and perseverance as he learns Arabic in Oman.
PRAYER Praying for the Church Family
Please continue to hold in your prayers those known to you who may be especially in need of God's comfort at this time and especially for:
Lu and Roger Seymour
Robert and Christine Drylie (parents of Norma Francis)
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