We are currently in the middle of the week of prayer for Christian unity. As we see the effects of disunity in the political sphere, we might long for unity in the church all the more. The churches in the Middle East write:
‘Christians are called to seek the new-born king, the king of gentleness, peace and love. But where is the star that leads the way to him? It is the mission of the Church to be the star that lights the way to Christ who is the light of the world. By word and through action the Christian people are called to light the way so that Christ might be revealed, once again, to the nations. Yet divisions dim the light of Christian witness and obscure the way, preventing others from finding their way to Christ. Conversely, Christians united in their worship of Christ, and opening their treasures in an exchange of gifts, become a sign of the unity that God desires for all of creation.
The Covid-19 global pandemic; the economic crisis that has followed and the failure of political, economic and social structures to protect the weakest and most vulnerable; and the racism that blights our communities have underlined the global need for a light to shine in the darkness. The star that shone in the East, (the Middle East), two thousand years ago still leads us to the manger, to where Christ was born. It draws us to where the Spirit of God is alive and active.
9:30 am Morning Worship led by Clare Bigg
Worship at Home – All Lordsbridge Zoom Service
Sunday, 11.00am. Join any time from 10.50am.
The service will be led by Sue Nelms (LLM) with a sermon from Revd Robert Dolman.
Meeting ID: 823 1147 3640 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82311473640