The next part of our framework for community is Belong. We experience a sense of growing Belonging in God’s family through small groups, Sunday gatherings and many social and service opportunities. We want to invite people into our lives together as they explore trust in Jesus. We recognise this is a process for all of us.
The Good News is that through Jesus, God invites each person to be reconciled to Him and to be adopted into His family. In His family we share new relationships with others. We want to welcome all who are interested in exploring this Good News.
Over the last few months we have been praying the Lords Prayer through prayer stations. During Pentecost the children created one of their own which seemed to glow with the light of the Holy Spirit.
This has been a valuable tool in visualising the words that Jesus gave us. As we quieten ourselves before the stations we make it easier to become aware of the inner presence of God’s Spirit. Like all learning listening to the voice of Jesus takes practice, and visualising the words we want to pray is just one way we can use prayer in our daily lives. Have you tried prayer stations before? Perhaps you could try making one at home.
St Nicholas has continued to grow and change over 100 years as we have pursued the challenge of following Jesus. One of our purposes is to know that we are blessed and believe God wants to enable us to be a blessing.
As a community we are exploring how we can be a blessing and bring blessings wherever we find ourselves. We ask ourselves as a church community in what way are we blessing and to whom?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3