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We’ve received an update from our CMS mission partners Joel and Fiona Kelling; Nora is now 4 months old and looking very happy! Find out more about their ongoing work in Jordan in their latest newsletter.
A team of 4 of us (Izzy, Molly, Youbab and Suzanne) have accepted the challenge of “The Climb” for Tearfund. We will each be climbing Mount Snowdon (3650′) virtually – 475 flights of stairs. We hope to “meet” on the summit on Saturday November 14th (the Night of the Tearfund Big Quiz!). There will be more information on the Telusk programme. Please do sponsor us to help meet the urgent needs of those in poverty, made worse at the moment, struggling to… [Continue Reading]
Saturday 14 November at 7pm. We join churches all across the UK in taking a quiz as an annual fundraising effort for Tearfund’s work with the poor of the world. We invite teams of 6 persons, to choose a team name and send £5 each person to the JustGiving page St Catwg’s Ministry Area. Donations are welcome from those who may wish to support the fund. Please tell Alison Stedman the team members and team name by 7 November. The… [Continue Reading]
Are you grieving the death of a loved-one or struggling with the long-term effects of loss? St Edmund’s Church will be hosting this course via Zoom on six consecutive Thursday mornings commencing on 5 November 2020 from 10am until 12 midday. Find out more on the event page.
An amazing amount of over £1,300 was collected by St Edmund’s Church as their Harvest giving last Sunday. Thank you to all who contributed so generously! In case there are still some people wishing to add their donation the fund will be kept open until Friday 8 October. Envelopes marked Brecon Food Bank can be dropped into Glan y Dwr until Friday. Cheques made payable to Brecon Food Bank please. Gift Aid adds another 25% so please consider doing that…. [Continue Reading]
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Cor. 13.14 We come today to the conclusion of our liturgy for Morning Prayer with the words of The Grace. After the Lord’s Prayer, this is probably the most familiar prayer for many Christians. The Grace is a very special prayer – that reminds us that each member of the Trinity is both distinctive and… [Continue Reading]
The final collect in our Morning Prayer is for Grace – a prayer for protection from sin and danger, with an intention that we may live Godly lives: O Lord and heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for bringing us safely to the beginning of this new day: defend us by your mighty power that we may be kept free from all sin and safe from every danger; and enable us in everything to do only what… [Continue Reading]
A message from Tearfund about Christmas cards … already! It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on Tearfund Christmas cards! Since you’ve generously helped promote Tearfund’s cards and gifts, we wanted to let you know that our new designs for Christmas 2020 are now available. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus and the risk of multiple people handling the cards, we are unable to supply sample packs this year. We also won’t be sending out a card catalogue,… [Continue Reading]
As we come to the closing sections of Morning Prayer, we are prepared for emerging into our home and community, re-energised for the challenges of our daily life. First, we have two special prayers or “collects” – the first for peace: O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life, to serve you is perfect freedom: defend us in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in your protection, may not… [Continue Reading]
Last week we thought about the characteristics of the Kingdom of Heaven. This week we take up the aspects of the Lord’s prayer that relate to those who are members of that Kingdom. But first we need to affirm that membership of God’s Kingdom is open for anyone. However, it is far easier to come in simple faith: Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such… [Continue Reading]
The Lord’s prayer could be the subject of several reflections in its own right and many theologians have given it their close attention. I will focus on two aspects – the nature of God’s Kingdom and the implications for those who have chosen to become members of the Kingdom. As we come to Our Father in prayer we ask: “Thy Kingdom come“. What do we mean by the Kingdom of God – or the Kingdom of Heaven, which is the… [Continue Reading]
By now, we should have the motivation to pray and no doubt have assembled a good list of people to pray for. But how should we go about praying for all these needs? On the face of it, this may seem a straightforward proposition, but in my experience, engaging in prayer often challenges both our ability to concentrate and to find the right words. When we pray, It is helpful to find a suitable location, preferably where we can get… [Continue Reading]