Our Minister with Pastoral Care, Rev’d Pat Billsborrow, sends the following Message for the month of June 2019 ….
As we move into the month of June we are being invited, for the first nine days to concentrate our minds in prayer for God’s Kingdom to come. Initially something suggested by the Anglican Church it is now being widely recognised as an opportunity for Mission throughout the Christian Community.
Here in Northwich this will be launched at 7 p.m. on Friday 31st May with 24 hours of prayer lasting until 7 p.m. on Saturday 1st June. This is to be held in the Salvation Army Hall and we are all encouraged to go along and spend some time in praying for our town and for the wider wellbeing of our neighbours whatever their needs might be.
Alongside this there are various opportunities for prayer around the county and in our local churches just look out for what is available here, I shall be leading Open Circuit in the Resource Centre on Wednesday 5th June with “Thy Kingdom Come” as my theme for the morning. June is a busy month for those of us who prepare Worship and Methodist Bible Month begins on Sunday 16th June when all the Methodists leading worship will have been asked to use Colossians as the focus for their services. Clearly here at Castle we will be dipping in and out of the book depending on who is leading Worship, but if you feel you are missing out on some of what is happening I would encourage you to come along to the Group which meets twice a month on Friday mornings, where we shall be taking the same theme beginning on the second Friday in June, where you would be most welcome, it is a very user friendly group of people and no-one need be afraid that their opinion does not count.
As I come to the end of this message which is mainly a calendar this month, can I wish you well and pray that as we move into the season of Pentecost the Holy Spirit will be with us and we will move forward together filled with a vision and hope for the growth and future of our church.