8 November 2020
Welcome everyone! This week is remembrance Sunday and we will be including this in our on line service. Steph, Jan and Ian are leading worship, Millie is leading prayers and Anne is preaching from Acts 17:1-9 'Disorder in Thessalonica.'
The children's service can be found on www.hillsong.co.uk, or go to YouTube: "Hillsong kids online service". It is released each Sunday morning, so do check that it is the most recent post!
If anyone would still like to link in with a group, please contact Sarah or the office so we can assist you in doing so. As lockdown comes into effect again, remember that you can meet via WhatsApp for a 60 minute call (the number of devices that can link in to a call has been increased to eight). We do encourage you to keep in touch even though we cannot meet in groups as we have been doing. We do appreciate that meeting via on line methods is not for everyone.
D group questions: Reading -Acts 17:1-9 'Disorder in Thessalonica'
1) Do you feel able to explain the gospel in a straightforward manner?
2) What arguments / views have you come across recently that people use to oppose or discount the gospel? Were you surprised by them?
3) Can you share a time when you have felt picked on, laughed at or even persecuted in any manner because of your faith? How did you feel and what did you do?
4) What one piece of advice would you give someone who is struggling to forgive?
Please pray for the persecuted church.
Hayling Holiday Lunches - update from Sarah
We have been blessed with the offer of a room (appropriately called the Upper Room!) in the URC to store our HHL food. Whilst we could not have begun and run the project without Sam and Carlton's garage which we have used for the past three years we shall be glad for warmer premises in the winter months and they will of course continue to be part of it. We have decided to make a delivery in the Christmas holidays regardless of whether the voucher scheme will run and so will be glad of donations of tinned food and also nearer the time chocolate/biscuits etc for Christmas. They can be left at our home 18 Chichester Avenue and if we are out in the storage box by the side gate. We should like to include an angel in the bags! You may have knitted one for CTOH a couple of years ago - ask Sarah for the pattern if you can knit some - very simple, they take just an hour.
Jenny Owens has some Traidcraft catalogues if anyone would like one - Advent calendars, Christmas cards and the usual food /craft items. Please let Sarah know if you would like one and she will deliver.
If you'd like to donate to the work of this church, you can do so at:
Hayling Island Baptist Church
Sort code: 53-50-33
If you would like to find out more about how and why Christians donate to churches this article provides relevant scriptures and some interesting history on the topic.