This is the month we launch our new vision!
This will take place on two Sundays - 12th June and 19th June - as we come together in the Parish church for our morning services to hear about the future we believe God is asking us to step into. 12th June is ‘Vision Sunday’, where James will present our new vision to the church. This will take place within an 8.30 a.m. service with communion, and a 10.00 a.m. service with groups for children and young people. Please come to whichever of these services suits you best on the day. Then, on 19th June, at the usual times of 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m., you will have the opportunity to hear more about the vision, and the important foundations that underpin it and will drive us forwards as we seek to achieve it. Please continue to pray that God would be at work in every aspect of this process. Please pray for James as He prepares the talks, as he seeks to be as clear as he can. And please pray for each other, that we would come with expectant hearts, ready to begin a journey together into an exciting future.
Don’t forget the celebrations, also on 12th June, for the Queen’s 90th birthday in North Lodge Park from 12 noon, as we gather with our local community to be together, have fun together, and to demonstrate in a very practical way that God loves the people in this community of Cromer. The arrival of summer means that, from Sunday 29th May, our evening service timing and format changes to Sunday@Seven - a simple informal service lasting about an hour, to connect with those in our church, our community and those visiting on holiday. Our theme this year is ‘Objections to Faith’, as we provide some responses to common objections to Christianity. Please think who you could invite to help them explore faith with us.
Finally, Paul Neale’s last Sunday before retiring as Assistant Minister, will be on 3rd July. He will, therefore, be at St Martin’s to take his last service there on 26th June, and then lead the morning services at the Parish Church on 3rd July. Please be there to support him as we thank him for his ministry among us. And please put the church BBQ in your diaries, following our morning services on 3rd July, as a time to be together as a wider church family and to be able, individually, to say thank you to Paul.
Some words from Ephesians chapter 3 to finish... "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
James and Katie