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Email issued Thursday 6th August 2020

'And the Lord added to their number daily....'

It was so encouraging to hear about the first church service at St Paul's for eighteen weeks last Sunday.  While I think everyone came with great trepidation the number of people who said how surprisingly 'good' it was so encouraging.  Distanced and mask wearing but with a sense of community and the presence of God that made it moving.  If you are feeling upto it, then please do follow the link below to sign up for Sunday week (16th).  

Of course for some of us that won't be possible for a number of reasons but I am reminded again of the early church described in the book of Acts.  They gathered in homes, met in the public places, gave to anyone in the community who had a need, ate together (and they didn't have the government's £10 discount voucher available) and enjoyed fellowship on Zoom (......well they would have done in the same circumstances). 

God is always at work, building His Kingdom here and asking us to join in with Him.  Our circumstances do not have to constrain us and so let us use this month to dream some dreams and pray that God would show us where He is at work and how He might use us, His hands and feet, to pray, gather, give, praise and serve the community, the street and the home he has put us in and ask that He would add to our number in the days, weeks and months ahead,
Love Alex

This month at St Paul's

Just a reminder of the pattern of services and Midweek activities here at St Pauls over August.

At 9am and 10.30am tune in to watch our ONLINE service as usual.  For August we will have a single service shown twice at the times highlighted above, with a great mix of elements from our two usual service styles.  Really enjoy and try and appreciate worshipping God in ways we might not normally with prayers, hymns and songs.
At 10am IN CHURCH pre-invited church family members will watch the online service, and this week, share communion as Jenny leads it.  Please do click on the blue 'Click here' tab to sign up for the following Sunday's (9th August) service. Please make sure you book beforehand, we'd hate for you to arrive and there isn't room for you. 

Join us every Tuesday morning at 9am ONLINE by Zoom to read the bible together and pray together.  Click here if you would like the joining code
And every Tuesday evening at 8pm ONLINE by Zoom to pray for the world, our community and church.  Again, click here for a link

Finally, every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm-3pm the church will be open for private prayer.  No need to let us know, please just come and enjoy the stillness and peace of the church yourself. 
Click here to sign-up for next Sunday's service
World Church Prayer
Prayer for Penny and Juan Carlos Marcés work in Lima Peru

Despite being one of the earliest countries in South America to impose a
complete lockdown, the Covid-19 situation in Peru remains very serious. 
One aspect of this is highlighted in Penny Marcés request for prayer this

Pray for children in Peru, now in mid-school year and many with
insufficient internet/help for effective online classes. Pray for WhatsApp
devotional chats for them, sent 4 times a week by Penny Marcés.

This week at St Paul's
Join us online by clicking here

9am & 10.30 for All Together Service

10am Morning Prayer in the Church
(please see note below)
Zoom Coffee Time
Everyone invited - all ages
between services

password: coffee

If you missed last week's service: 
catch up now : 
podcast or watch the service

Click here for midweek groups
Church open mid-week for private prayer. 
Wednesday 2pm - 3pm 

Midweek Prayer
Tuesday morning and evening
Click here for more info

The Tuesday evening Spirit led prayer group will be moving to Sunday's at 6.30pm for August from Sunday 9th.
New online Alpha Course each Wednesday at 10am & 7.30pm.
Click here for more information

If you'd like to join us for our 10am service in the church building on
Sunday 9th August, please email
by 5pm on Monday 3rd August.
If more people sign-up than we can safely seat in the building, priority will be given initially on a first come, first served basis but moving forward priority will be given to those who haven't yet attended a service in the church building.
Click here to sign-up for next Sunday's service
Click here to give online
If you are feeling isolated, are self isolating or ill - let us know - we'd like to support you in prayer and practical ways, email
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