Please note that, regretably, all public meetings listed on this site are suspended until further notice. We would still like to be available for prayer. If you want to send us prayer requests, then go to our "contact us" page and send Pastor Paul Witter an email or phone him on the number you will find there.
These are uncertain times, and it would be astonishing if many of us are not feeling confused, disorientated or anxious. We believe that God cares about us and that illness and viruses are the result of living in a fallen world. And we believe, as the Bible says, that we when we have faith in him, he is willing to hear us and strengthen us.
I am going to pray now for you as you read this and for our country as a whole:
"Our loving heavenly Father, I ask that you will grant, to whoever is reading this, your peace and comfort and strength. May you protect them in this time of uncertainty, whether that be financial protection or protection from infection or other effects of this evil virus. If the person reading this is having to self-isolate, I pray that they will be guarded from loneliness. May they have people ready and willing to speak to them by phone or social media etc.
And Father, we ask for your hand of mercy on this land of ours. It is true that most of the country has, for years, gone about its life without reference to you and many have denied you exist. But you have also promised to save all those who call upon your name. I ask for your compassion upon us. Forgive this nation's turning from you. And act, we pray, to remove this evil from our midst. We also ask for wisdom for those in government and those advising them. And we praise you for all those dedicated professionals in our health services and in the scientific community who will be hard pressed as they seek to find a permanant vaccine for this virus. And thank you, also, for those who are equally important right now - those who deliver medicines, food etc to our shops and to those who are most vulnerable.
Lord, please provide for those who rely upon food banks and ensure that the homeless are fed and looked after.
And may all those who do not yet know the comfort of having Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, I ask that you will reveal your Son to them.
Thank you and amen."
We are looking at live streaming so do keep an eye open for that. You will find videos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/avenueevangelicalchurch
In the meantime,
God bless you
Pastor Paul Witter
Morning – 10.30 am
3rd Sunday of the month is a family style service.
Refreshments after the service.
Evening – 6.30pm
1st Sunday of the month is our Open to God - healing and intercessory prayer service. We take seriously the command of James 5:16 that we should pray for one another that we may be healed. The service includes worship in which we are free to express that worship as we feel called. We pray with expectation that God loves to heal but know that it is God who chooses whether to heal in response to our prayers. This service also operates on the understanding that the full range of spiritual gifts may be exercised among us.
2nd and 4th Sundays (and 5th where appropriate) – Sunday forum – this usually will involve showing a short DVD and then having a general discussion over tea and biscuits etc. We are currently running a series called 'So many questions' looking at difficult issues relating to the Christian faith.
3rd Sunday – Prayer and praise evening with communion. This is an informal service in which we join together to pray for a number of people and things. It will usually include praying for a member of the church here, for local member of the FIEC family of churches and will include singing God's praises together.