then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love,
being one in spirit and of one mind.”
Philippians 2:1-2 [NIV]
The month of August saw the return of
British troops to Afghanistan. This provoked
a wide range of emotions and responses.
It has been a difficult time for veterans who
served in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, particularly for those who lost friends and colleagues to the conflict, with many wondering what such sacrifice has ultimately achieved.
For those, who found themselves readying to deploy with very short notice, the prospect of going out to Kabul will have caused many to reflect on their lives and purpose. Please pray, both for those who have returned from deployment as well as for those left on standby, that our Scripture Readers would be able to give account of the hope and purpose that can be found in Christ.
These recent events highlight the importance of our ministry, assisting the chaplaincy in providing our Armed Forces with a moral compass which is still based on the Christian values that once underpinned British society.
As the summer draws to a close, many military personnel return to camp from leave. Others, however, find themselves deployed or awaiting deployment. The witness of our Scripture Readers to those who are deploying is undoubtedly urgent. As servicemen and women travel to dangerous areas and are faced with hostility and perhaps death, it is our prayer that they would hear of the Lord Jesus and know Him as their friend, Saviour and King. It is our prayer that our Scripture Readers would be witnesses to them and to those who are not yet deployed. In the face of uncertainty and fear, may each of them hear of the true and lasting hope we have in Christ. For more information, check out the SASRA website at www.sasra.org.uk.
If you would like to give to the work of Lifewell Church, you can give by cheque, bank transfer or standing order.
The Church Bank account details are :
Sort Code : 208441.
Account No : 50707864
Reference : GIFT TO LIFEWELL.(Please Include your name in the reference if you are gift aiding your donation)
If you send donations through the post, please can you write a note detailing the amount in the envelope as we would normally have two people counting the money and a note will help us to make sure all income is tracked and recorded correctly.
If you are a taxpayer, we can receive an extra 25p for every £1 you give by you completing a gift aid form. The form is available on the Lifewell Online page of our website. Please download and complete the form and then either send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Church never stopped – it has just changed shape. As a result, the online option will continue for those who are physically unable to attend. As we start back, we want to continue to grow as Lifewell Church.
TO BE A PLACE OF REFRESHING
WHERE ALL CAN
EXPERIENCE, ENJOY & SHARE...
...The LIFE & LOVE found in JESUS!!!
To be a growing family
of passionate disciples of Christ
and a real and relevant
expression of God’s church,
who love God, love life, love others
and live worship.
Reaching the lost one person at a time.
Philippians 1:6 NIV
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 1:18-20 NIV
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,  and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength  he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms…
Philippians 3:12-14 NIV
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Starts this Friday (1/10/21)
7pm – 8pm every Friday in October
at Lifewell Church.
We’ve been meeting on Zoom since March 2020 but for the month of October, we’re going to try an all age family version.
There will be fun and games and Words of Life.
Masks will be required and games will be socially distanced in bubbles for the time being, you’ll need to book in by 6pm every Friday, and we’ll see how things develop.
If you’re free on Friday evenings, then book in and come and join in the fun, whatever your age (Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult).
Bring your family & your masks and look forward to some Fun & Games and some Words of Life!
When Nehemiah heard of the broken wall of Jerusalem, the burnt gates and the trouble that his people were in, he wept, mourned, fasted and prayed.
As we look at our world, there is so much brokenness and trouble
and Jesus truly is the answer for us all and for every situation.The Bible tells us that there will be troubles, but he has come to rescue all who would believe, and His arm is STILL not too short to save.
Would you take time to stop and consider those things that are going on in our world and allow your heart to be stirred with compassion?
There are so many needs, but, would you seek God about what He would stir your heart with? What would he have you invest in? Let’s be open to praying, giving and working to make a difference.
Whether local or global issues, persecution, cancer, leprosy, clean water, knife crime, poverty… the prayer list of needs is endless. Let’s consider the organisations that work to make a difference in these things that we can support and fundraise for, things that we can personally set a goal to make a difference in – even if it is for one person at a time. Either individually or fundraising with friends, we can all make a difference.Just £24 could free someone from leprosy through leprosy Mission. £28 a month can lift a child out of poverty and give them an education through Compassion. £450 can provide a clean water well to a village. There are so many other opportunities to make a difference out there.
But, what about more locally? What is God’s heart for us as a church?What local needs would God have us serve?
What walls need rebuilding – not so much physical walls but hedges of protection, support and friendship for people that are in need?
And, of course the need that so many people ignore…
…people need Christ.
Let’s consider what it is that God is leading us to make a difference in
What needs and situations bring a tear to your eyes and ache to your heart? Could these things be what God is giving you compassion for? that you may pray, connect with a relevant organisation, give, get involved, set goals, make it your mission to make a difference in some way - one person at a time.Let’s be the people God created us to be and our world needs us to be!
Let’s see and act with eyes and hearts of compassion!!!
START BACK GUIDELINES
To do this within the present guidelines, will mean –
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please follow isolation guidelines and let us know, so that we can pray.
Seating will be limited due to 2M social distancing – So we will require you to book in by emailing email@example.com by 10am each Sunday.
Masks are to be worn.
A Zoom link for the service will be available for those not able or ready to attend.
Please use Hand sanitiser provided.
Please bring your own Bible, notepad, pen, drink & snacks, as shared items and refreshments are not permitted at present. However, we are looking into the possibility of refreshments.
Communion will be provided.
We are able to sing while wearing masks.
Where possible, it would be great if you could continue to give online, but there will be an offering basket at the back for those unable to give online.
While we look forward to seeing each other in person, times of fellowship before and after the service may have to be limited and we would appreciate your help in respecting social distancing during these times.