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Easter Services in Newhaven Church

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Come, join us at Newhaven Church and celebrate the true meaning of Easter. Our Easter services will be held at the following times, please join us if you can.

Good Friday, 29th March 2013

  • 4pm to 6pm Prayer Time – drop in to support our community in prayer
  • 6pm to 7pm Good Friday Vigil – a period of silence for personal prayer, reading and reflection, interspersed with music and Bible readings
  • 7pm to 8pm Communion Service – join together in worship and share in The Lord’s Supper

Easter Sunday, 31st March 2013

  • 10.30 to 11.30am All Age Service – come and celebrate that Jesus is alive!

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Peter’s Easter message

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Image by “Art ~ 4ThGlryOfGod” (Flickr)

Dear Friends,

I think Easter is one of those strange times of the year because its a time mixed with sadness as well as joy, in terms of our beliefs as Christians. It`s a time to reflect upon Jesus and all he was and all he did. It is also a time to give thanks.

In my own reflection one of the things that has struck me about the life and death of Jesus is the fact that Jesus didn`t seek to preserve his life at all costs. In fact he did the very opposite of what evolutionary biologists tell
us that life is about- the constant struggle for survival. Jesus, instead, gave his life away, not only on the cross but in the service of others. He held onto his life with a lightness that was striking and in so doing was selfless. It`s a difficult concept to understand because life is precious but we need to take a leaf from his book and seek to do the same. In that way we will serve God and our brothers and sisters well.

May God bless you this Easter. Much love

Peter

Good Friday prayer vigil – please send us any prayer requests

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On Good Friday (29th March 2013), we will be praying for those in need in our community and congregation between 4-6pm in Newhaven Church. Please feel free to join us.  A number of prayer request forms are currently in the process of being posted to the community through letterboxes across the parish.  If you do not receive a prayer request form through your letterbox, but would like support through prayer on Good Friday or at any other time, please email prayer@n-c.org.uk and your request will be dealt with sensitively.

Between 6-7pm on Good Friday, there will be then be a period of silence for personal prayer, reading and reflection, interspersed with music and Bible readings, followed by a Communion service which will start at 7pm.

For further information on prayer in the church, please follow the link to the prayer section of the website.

Please visit the following link for further information on Easter services in Newhaven Church.

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Hot off the press – our 2012 Annual Report is now available!

annualreportfrontpageNewhaven Church’s 2012 annual report is now available online and in print. A big thank you to all who contributed to the sections within the annual report, Suz Edwards for collating the information and Elaine Greig for putting it into the new format.  I’m sure that once you’ve read the report, you’ll agree that the progress made by our Church over the past year has been remarkable, and we would like to thank all who attend Church and those of you who commit to helping in any way.

Let’s pray that 2013 can be as productive for us in working towards our aims of serving Christ, each other and the community.  We will be discussing the way forward through our vision and strategy for the next stages of the journey at the Annual Stated Meeting on Monday 18th March 2013 at 7.30pm, and all are welcome.  Why not make an evening of it by joining us at 6.30pm for a potluck supper!  It’s a time for fellowship and celebration of where we have been together, and a time for support, encouragement to each other and the seeking of God’s blessing for the times ahead. For further information, please visit this link to our Annual Stated Meeting news story.

If you would like to read the annual report, please follow this link to the resources section of the website.

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Sunday 3 March 2013 all age service now available online

Today in our all age service, Peter Bluett, Christine Hodge and Lesley-Anne Weir considered “Luke 15:1-7 The parable of the lost sheep.”

Unfortunately due to a technical issue with the recording equipment, we were unable to record the full sermon.

To hear the parts of the service that we were able to record, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the service to your computer.

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March 2013 prayer calendar now available online

The March 2013 prayer calendar is available on our website by following the link to our resources section.

Thank you all again for all your prayerfull and inspiring input – it’s great to know we can share our need of prayer with each other and come together as one church family to pray.

I feel inspired to pray putting all our prayers together and you hope find this helpful.

Happy praying – God is listening!!!

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18

Love Lynsey

A preview of the reading and hymns for our Sunday 24 February 2013 service

Monthly Communion service

We will hold our monthly Communion service this Sunday (24th February) between 10.30am and 11.30am.

A retiring collection will be held at the end of the morning Communion service for UCB (United Christian Broadcasters). UCB produces Christian TV and radio and also publishes daily reading notes (Word for Today, ord4U) which are often distributed free of charge (including amongst our congregation).

We will also be holding our evening service at 7pm.

This Sunday morning’s reading

This Sunday (24th February), Rev. Peter Bluett will be reading Luke 19:1-10 ‘Jesus and Zaccheus.’  To read this online, please follow this link to the BibleGateway website.

Our hymns for this Sunday will be:

  • MP No: 560 ‘Praise, my soul, the King of heaven.’ Words Henry Francis Lyte, Music John Goss
  • MP No: 167 ‘Give me oil in my lamp.’ Words and music A Sevison, Music arranged Betty Pulkingham
  • MP No: 146 I ‘Fill Thou my life.’ Words Horatius Bonar
  • MP No: 880 ‘Lord, I come to You (The power of Your love).’ Words and music Geoff Bullock
  • MP No: 192 II ‘God of grace and God of glory.’ Words Henry Emerson Fosdick

 

Please follow this link to hear our song of the week.

Please comment below to let us know your thoughts on this reading.