We’re using God’s promise in Isaiah 61:3 as our lent foundation:
… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.
We all have those few (sometimes many!) things that hold us back and prevent us from enjoying the fullness of our relationship with God. This year we will be challenging you to identify that one thing that you would have the courage to put on the cross with Jesus so that you can start experiencing resurrection and joy in this area of your life.
We are offering three things:
A few thoughts and challenges to be sent out periodically during Lent. We will do these via a WhatsApp broadcast (not a group). If you wish to receive these, please send Jackie a WhatsApp message in order to subscribe (083 282 6372) and make sure that she is saved as one of your contacts – else the messages will not come through to you. If you don’t use WhatsApp, please talk to Jackie about alternatives.
A tea on Saturday the 17th of March at 9:30 at the church. All ladies of any age are welcome!
As part of the fun, we will be running a year-long “121” anonymous prayer/encouragement partner initiative.
(2 Corinthians 1:21 says ‘Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ’.) We invite you to give your names to Claudia Soutter before our tea if you would like to be part of this. There will be a sign-up sheet in church or you can sms your name to Claudia (0832861470). Each participant will be given the name of another participant. You will be asked to keep the name of your 121 partner secret. Your name will in turn be given to another unknown-to-you 121 participant. To be a good 121 partner, you will need to do the following (please do not sign up if you are not going to commit to doing these things):
Pray regularly for your 121 partner
Send an anonymous Bible Verse or word of encouragement at least once a month.
On their birthday, give a small inexpensive gift
All interested ladies of all ages are welcome to participate in all of the above. You are welcome to invite friends and family to join in too.
Warm blessings and love from