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Love is on the way

Well, another fantastic day as we gathered as Church.
Simon started the day with a phone interview for Radio Berkshire. He was great - talking about all that we are able to do to bless the local community. Then the two morning meetings were wonderful as Amanda and the team so briliantly led us to worship Jesus in the midst of our pain and perhaps confusion. What she said about not allowing fear to creep in to our everyday lives - especially fear for our children, was so right.
Simon talked about heaven. It's true isn't it, that we probably have all sorts of mixed-up theology regarding heaven and what happens when we die. If you weren't there, then do listen to it online. He is so great - my very favourite preacher and I'm so proud of him!

Last night Canon Andrew White spoke to us about "walking through the valley of the shadow of death". It was a fantastic evening, with great responses for prayer. He even had (and used!) a bottle of anointing oil that had belonged to Smith Wigglesworth!
Andrew is a large man with a large presence - and a very gentle and calming manner. He spoke with such tenderness and understanding about loss and death. As he spoke, the Holy Spirit reminded me of this verse in Jude.

"I, Jude, am a slave to Jesus Christ and brother to James, writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ. Relax, everything's going to be all right; rest, everything's coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way! " (Message)

Let's keep praying for Bill and Anne.
Let's keep worshipping the God who loves us, calls us and keeps us safe.

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