Prayer Booklet for 26th November 2014– 4th February 2015
The thirteen churches represented in CTH are each invited to send to the Prayer Booklet co-ordinator, prior to each CTH Forum meeting, highlights ☼ from their church’s work and special prayer needs ✞. In each issue of this booklet there will also be specific streets and villages ⌖ as a focus for our prayers. The intention is to share these highlights and prayer needs via the booklet, so that more time can be spent at CTH Forum meetings on prayer and discussion.
Please send your church’s highlights and prayer needs by email to one week before the next Forum meeting. Thank you to all who have responded.
We thank you Father for the place in which you have called us to live, or work and worship. As you sent your Son Jesus Christ into our world to bring the light of your love into our darkness, so may we seek to go in your name to the people we live and work amongst and be for them the light of your presence. Amen.
We hold all our churches in CTH in our prayers, and in particular, some churches have asked for specific prayer needs below.
All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield with St. George’s Church, Burwash Road, Broad Oak (Church of England) www.allsaintsoldheathfield.org
Give thanks for the series of planned Christmas Unwrapped events in Heathfield, ours held at St George’s 18th November.
Please pray for our series of Advent Compline services (18.30 Wednesdays from26 Nov.), held at St. George's while All Saints' heatsing is being improved. We are using Bishop Stephen Cottrell's "Walking back to Christmas"
Pray for our parish as we try to review our service structure to meet the needs of congregations and community.
Our continued engagement with the community on a WW1 commemoration theme at Christmas
All Saints' Church, Waldorn with St Bartholomew's Church Cross-in-Hand (Church of England)
St. Richard's Church, Upper Station Road, Heathfield (Church of England) www.strichardheathfield.org.uk
Pray for the Holiday Club reunion in the Chruhc Hall 29 Nov and for St.Richard's Christingle service - 4.30p.m. in the Church 30 Nov.
Christ Church, Horebeech Lane, Horam (Church of England)
Cross-in-Hand Methodist Church, Firgrove Road, Cross-in-Hand (Methodist)
We pray for the health of Malcolm Newman
Gamelands Methodist Church, Coggers Cross, Horam (Methodist)
St. Catherin'es Church, Holy Cross Priory (Roman Catholic)
St.Philip’s Church Burwash Weald (Church of England) www.achurchnearyou.com/burwash-weald-st-philip
Union Church, High Street, Heathfield (Baptist Union, Congregational Federation) www.unionchurch.co.uk
Wednesday 3rd December at 7.00pm Union Church, Heathfield hosts a Lights of Love service with St Wilfrid's Hospice. Please pray that this service will comfort the bereaved.
Please pray for families that attend our Christingle service on Christmas Eve that they might take a moment to remember that Jesus came as Saviour of the World and we celebrate his birth on Christmas Day.
Warbleton Parish Church, Warbleton (Church of England) www.warbletonchurch.org.uk
Welcome Baptist Church, Alexandra Road, Heathfield TN21 8EQ (Baptist) www.welcomechurch.org.uk
The work of Christians against Poverty (www.capuk.org)
Praise for continued good contacts around town and especially at the Youth Club.
Give thanks for the faithfulness of the Street Pastors and pray for new ones to join the team.
Pray for the safe-keeping of Street Pastors particularly during winter weather.
Thanks for another happy and thought-provoking cafechurch evening in October on the general theme "Building Community Together"
Pray for the steering committee as they seek the best ways forward for cafechurch, to bring people outside our churches into conversation with us on themes which point to Jesus.
Pray for the success of the Advent Hope appeal. Donations made to the Christmas appeal between 07/11/14 and 06/02/15 will be matched up to £5 million by the UK Government. From providing maternal healthcare in Kenya to ensuring poor communities receive the vital services we take for granted, gifts will help fund Christian Aid work to eradicate poverty
Leaders in our respective churches:
"It is the duty of the priests to teach the true knowledge of God. People should go to them to learn my will, because they are the messengers of the Lord Almighty." Mal 2:7(GNB)
Leaders in CTH
Our prayers for George Dearsley in the role of acting Moderator and for a member of the clergy to join the leadership of CTH
Places to focus our prayer
in Heathfield and the surrounding area
And the village of Cross in Hand
Living God, draw us deeper into your love; Jesus our Lord, send us to care and serve; Holy Spirit, make us heralds of good news. Stir us, strengthen us, teach and inspire us to live your love with generosity and joy, imagination and courage; for the sake of your world and in the name of Jesus. Amen.