Pentecost 2017

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Thy Kingdom Come

Between Ascension Day and Pentecost, 25th May to 4th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. Cathedrals, churches and other venues will host Beacon Events, gathering people across towns and cities to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.  And here at St Augustine’s we are playing our own small part:

25 May to 4 June              Prayer Room

For ten days the Godly Play room at the back of church will become our prayer room, a creative space to engage the heart and mind in prayer. Whenever the church is open, you can go in there and pray for one minute, five minutes, two hours . .  .

Thursday 25 May              Ascension Day Feast

7.15 pm Holy Communion in the chapel (led by Katrina) followed at 8.00 pm by a Feast (wine and snacks). Meeting informally in the main church, Alan will give a 60 second sermon on why Ascension Day is so important followed by a chance to watch a series of videos made by the Archbishop of Canterbury on how to pray and share our faith with our friends and neighbours.

Saturday 27 May              Prayer Walk

10.00 am - meet at St A's.  A chance to pray while we walk around our local area, asking for God’s blessing and praying that His kingdom will come and His will be done in our community. Led by Hilary.

Friday 2 June                     The Lord’s Prayer

8.00 pm A service of prayer and meditation based on the Lord’s Prayer with quiet reflective music.  Led by Brian.

Saturday 3 June                How to Pray and Messy Church

10.00 am The Book Group will meet with coffee and croissants to discuss the book they’ve been reading How to Pray. Led by Verity.

3.00 pm Messy Church for Pentecost. A new way of being a church. If you haven’t tried it yet, do come along. You can expect a warm welcome, hands-on activities, a short celebration with a story, songs and prayers, and a meal together. Led by Helen.

Sunday 4 June                   Pentecost Sunday

10.00 am Pentecost is one of the most exciting festivals in the Christian calendar and we will have a special service focusing on the gift of the Holy Spirit, ending up (weather permitting) outside church on the grass. Because that’s where we want to be, out in the community sharing the good news.