A Growing Community of Faith: Open for All
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and how we can encounter and grow in Him.
8.50am Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday
Visit the Church Calendar on this website for the Zoom link for each dayMorning Prayer every Wednesdayin Church at 9.00amTuesday evening Prophetic prayer at 7pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 834 9759 1466
Rev'd Pippa Ponders
On Tuesday of this week our PCC met. The PCC is the elected governing body of our church, and is made up of church members, wardens, a PCC secretary, a treasurer, a safeguarding officer and clergy. We meet every month and discuss mission, ministry, governance, safeguarding, finance and maintenance here at St Michaels. As vicar here at St Michael's I am so grateful for all they do. Please do join with me and commit to pray regularly for our PCC.At our PCC meetings we spend time together in prayer at the beginning of every meeting. This is really important as we want to follow God's plans for our church as we work together collaboratively to see His kingdom come. This week we finished our time of prayer with a well known prayer attributed to Dag Hammersjkold, the former UN secretary general. For all that has been, thanks. For all that is to come, yes. I think we can perhaps more easily resonate with the first part of the prayer - thanking God for what has gone before. But of course, there may be things in our past, or that may have just happened recently, that are more difficult to thank God for. These we might struggle to understand and even rail at God about, and they may remain a mystery to us this side of heaven. We have to exercise faith and trust in that. But then the second part of the prayer is a bold statement. That in faith we say yes to all that is to come. This is a prayer acknowledging that God really is large and in charge and we can trust him - with our own lives, the lives of our loved ones, but also with the life of our church and our parish too. It is a prayer where we relinquish control and bend the knee to God's plans for us. God is at work amongst us here at St Michael's in new and exciting ways - one way this is evidenced is by the growing testimonies of his goodness and action in our lives at the 10:30 service. I would be so excited to have more testimonies sent through to me from those at our 8:30 service too, that we could share God's goodness together. I believe at this time God is challenging us - can we pray For all that is to come, yes. Do we dare to believe that He has more for us during 2022? He wants us to continue to grow in faith and expectation of his kingdom coming in power with joy too. To help us embrace this I've included again the explanation of our current preaching series - Welcomed into Worship Our first encounter with God through Jesus, welcomes us into the dance between Father, Son and Holy Spirit – we are welcomed in. Then from that place our hearts are stirred in worship – which fills the whole of our lives, as well as when we gather as church. Then as we worship, we experience more of God’s welcome for us, and our heart knowledge of Him deepens. Then we will discover more of His kingdom purposes for us and our church. As we go deeper with God, then the desire to invite others into worship stirs in us. We can’t help but say to others ‘Come and See this amazing Jesus.’ It is a heart response to God’s love flowing into us, as we worship Him. So will you join in with For all that is to come, yes........ Perhaps God is prompting you to step out in new ways and to join with us in prayer on Tuesday evening at our Prophetic prayer gathering - from 7-7:45pm. It will be a precious time together - to grow in prayer and to intercede for God to move in power in our church and town. No previous prayer experience necessary but just a desire for more of God and to join in with what He is already praying for us. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 834 9759 1466
With love, Pippa. Rev'd Pippa Ford Vicar, St Michael’s Camberley.
At St Michaels we are:
- A growing community exploring faith and open to all.
- A church who want to Share God's love in our church and wider community
- Seeking to bless the community by running and growing our children's and youth work
- Developing our wider ministry and exploring fresh ways to connect with our town.
- Committed to looking after our beautiful church building as a peace-filled place of prayer and worship for Camberley
- Supporting mission locally and abroad to help others know God
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Phone: 01276 23602
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Charity Number: 1132852
The PCC of St Michael's is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Particular regard is given to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are fully committed to the protocols set by the Diocese. Diocesan Safeguarding Advice is available from:-Jackie Broadfoot on 07918 559387. For further information please see the Diocesan Safeguarding website.
Safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults is very important to us. You can read about our safeguarding policy (including contact details for our Safeguarding Officer) here
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Our Safeguarding Officer is Hilary Turner, and she can be contacted on 07747301716 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
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