Had such good day on Sunday, loved being with everyone and hearing David Campbell, always a joy and an encouragement. It was so good too to pray together for Ukraine, particularly with Tatiana and Gary in the second service. Was privileged to have lunch with David and later on met up with my friend Sandy. Sandy is one of my heroes, he left our Bible College at the same time I did, lived on a rubbish dump in Egypt for a while seeking to mobilise Copts to evangelise the Middle East and then moved to Erbil translating the Bible into Kurdish. Needless to say he has some amazing stories, many of which featured Ukraine of course.
It’s been good to be part of the response to the crisis. Gary and Tatiana are involved in sending aid. Casa Albert, Cry in the Dark’s house in Romania, is accepting refugees. The prayer in tongues meeting (on Zoom 589 493 2558, password ‘coffee’ from 8.15-8.45 each weekday morning) is receiving revelation on the conflict. Prayer for the nations (11am on Fridays ) has had a Ukraine focus and Margaret is organising a special prayer gathering on Friday night, 4th March at 8pm in the Samuel room. All welcome to any of those. theres an in person prayer in tongues evening on the 18th March at 8pm too
You are invited to Connections – its one session finding out about partnership here – some churches call it membership. a choice of three sessions – Sunday 13th at 12.45 , Tuesday 15th at 11am or 8pm
The trustees meet on Thursday, please pray for Kayode, Mee Fong, Andrew, Margaret and Gemma. One nice thing about trustees meetings is that we get reports from all sorts of people doing all sorts of amazing things. We hear that the there are more children and youth on Sundays than before the pandemic, that the cafe is getting busier and that we’re still solvent!
Marcus tells me the book club are starting the excellent ( it really is,) ‘Inspired’ by Rachel Held-Evans. We’ve ordered a few copies for the bookshop, along with a couple of copies of John Mark Comers book the Ruthless Elimination of Hurry which the book club read a while back and is featured in the evening services just now. Donna told me that joining book club changes your life….
It’s Listening Ear tomorrow night, 7.30 till 8.30. It’s a great opportunity to off load, talk, tell your story or just receive comfort from our trained listeners. You or friends are welcome.
The incredible Maggie Loxley, probably the best preacher in the family, is speaking at Wednesday at 1 tomorrow.
Men’s breakfast on Saturday with Simon Pinchbeck. Yay! 8.30 am – please book in with Ian@kingsland.org.uk before Thursday 1pm please
Mark runs the Korban Project, housing vulnerable young people in Colchester, and is recruiting a 20 hour a week manager. I can send details if you want to find out more.
Have a good week
So looking forward to hearing William Wade and being at the men’s conference on 19th March. Guys do book in now. https://kingsland.org.uk/get-involved/events/