As part of their Jubilee celebrations, throughout June Christchurch is welcoming back six folk who have held ministerial appointments at that church since it was formed. Christchurch congregation ask us to pray with them for the returning ministers and that their visits may enrich the life of their own congregations and as well as that of Christchurch’s.
We remember in our prayers The Hub Church’s Annual General Meeting taking place after both services this Sunday. We ask for prayer that people feel involved and are happy to take part in this unusual addition to their services.
We pray for this afternoon's Taizé service at St Mark's Church, that the music, prayers and reflections may be a blessing to all who attend,
We also pray for the Flower Festival taking place next weekend at Walsworth Road Baptist Church. May it bring together many of the groups who use the church on a regular basis, whether faith based or not.
Wymondley Baptist Chapel asks for prayer as they continue to explore leadership and pastor options. We join them in praying God to help them to be wise in their planning and open to the options arising.
We give thanks with Tilehouse Street Baptist Church for the increased attendance at the monthly services held at Foxholes Care Home. We pray with them for a deepening of faith amongst the residents at Foxholes.
We rejoice with Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Church as 35 of their young people will be making their first Holy Communion today.
We pray today and over the next two weeks as Hannah Dengate and the team of church volunteers lead the PHASE It’s Your Move workshops in Hitchin primary schools. These act to smooth the transition for students as they move to the next stage in their education.
The Hub Church today hold their annual ‘Rounders in the Park’ social, including a barbeque, picnic and various games. Again they expect to invite non-Christian friends and so we pray with them that those who come might continue to find their way to The Hub.
We pray today for Messy St Mark's at Oughton School. We remember the members of the church who will lead the sessions, the children and their parents who will take part in the activities.
We pray for The Church of God of Prophecy as they prepare and look forward to their Family day this coming Wednesday. We pray for all involved and that the life of that church will be enriched as a result.
We offer prayers for the 24 young people from Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Church who will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Paul McAleenan next Saturday.
Walsworth Road Baptist Church ask for prayer for theirbi-annual primary school art exhibition - this year linked to a photography exhibition. Pray that many new families visit the church and make on-going connections.
Similarly Christchurch ask that we join with them in praying for all those involved in their Flower and Arts Festival taking place over next weekend. We pray that this opportunity of working together with various local groups might lead to an understanding of how Christianity works in practice and may be missing from the life of some.
PHASE asks our prayers in support of students who may be concerned about transitioning on at this time. It can be a time of concerning change whether it be year 6 to year 7 at secondary school, year 11 to year 12 into sixth form or further education, or moving out of school life into apprenticeships, work or university.
Walsworth Road Baptist Church ask our prayers to underpin their twinning link with Tur'an Baptist Church in the Holy Land, particularly as the pastor of that church, Ziad Farraj, and his family, are visiting Hitchin for the first time. We offer our prayers of support as he preaches this evening.