At Trinity the scaffolding is up, the work has started and there is dust everywhere! We still hope to meet at Trinity at the beginning of August but in the meantime Trinity Church at Home still continues on Sundays and if you would like to be part of a gathering then do email Anna at email@example.com
Having watched this scaffolding go up over these past few weeks I think it’s like a work of art - a masterpiece - intricately designed and put together and I am reminded of a verse in Ephesians 2 verse 10 where it says:
'For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.'
I don’t know whether you think that you are a masterpiece or a beautiful piece of art but according to the scriptures you are! Intricately designed and put together - a thing of beauty. But like this scaffolding has purpose, so do we - each one of us is God's masterpiece designed to do good things that He planned for us long ago.
So with that in mind why not pray this prayer?
Father, we thank you that we are your masterpiece - of great worth and value and beauty - help us to see ourselves as you do - fearfully and wonderfully made. Help us too, as individuals and as a church, to discern and work out the good works that you planned for us long ago and to do those good works with humility and courage. Amen.
Below are some updates from Trinity:
Latest update from Nick and Catherine Drayson - Mission Partners with the Church Mission Society in Argentina
where Nick is a Bishop. Nick and Catherine came over to the UK a few months ago and are now ‘stuck’ waiting to return to Argentina. They write:
‘We are fine, now living in a small apartment, (but with the use of a large garden) in the very picturesque village of Leigh, Kent. We thank God so much for this wonderful provision. We spent 3 months living with Stefanie and Rhys in Bradford which was a joy, and now we have the chance to see our son Sam, his wife Sally and their children Cassian (3yrs) and Merida (1yr 7months ) who live just 20 miles away!
It is such a delight for us to be able to spend time together. It is unlikely that we will be able to return to Argentina for some time, and hope sometime to get to Guernsey! We are keeping well and busy, with daily contact with Argentina and the Province via social media/whatsapp etc.’
Prayer requests :
- That we will continue to keep resilient, joyous and and healthy, and know how best to use this time of "exile" from Argentina.
- COVID -19 has been fairly well contained in Argentina, but there are increasingly more cases as the provinces begin to ease the restrictions. Please pray for leaders of both the church and state , that they will be wise, take responsibility, for hospital services to cope, and that church leaders both men and women will use this opportunity to disciple others (including their families) rather than squabble about restrictions caused by lockdown etc.
Trinity Annual General Meeting - we had planned to hold an AGM back in April but were unable to for obvious reasons! So the plan is to hold the AGM on Monday 10th August at 7.30pm. There is some necessary business to carry out plus a few updates. All are welcome to join us! A Trinity annual report and agenda will be available shortly.
The Trinity Church Community coming back to worship in the building, we hope, will take place on a Sunday at the beginning of August. We will let you know which Sunday as soon as possible. To celebrate our return we will serve bacon rolls and Prosecco between the 9am and 10.40am service and something equally tasty for the evening service! If you would like to contribute a bottle of Prosecco for that first Sunday please drop one off to the Church Office!
We are delighted to report that the Seniors Activity Programme resumed again last week with a wonderful Drive and Drinks afternoon. During July and August all the normal activities will be running with the exception of Bible Study, Coffee and Craft and Community Roast. Our Mid-week Lunch is being held next Wednesday 15th July at Les Cotils. We expect that all the activities will resume as normal from September. We are also very excited to announce Holiday at Home is taking place on Wednesday 19th August and is going 'on tour' with a meal at Driftwood followed by a bus ride on the 1950's Vintage Bus Twinkle stopping off at the Peninsula for a Cream Tea. To book a place or for further information please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Church office on 724319.
With love and prayers
Jon and the Trinity Team