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This week's 'Thought for St James'
One of the primary problems for proactive people in this pandemic has been the call for inactivity. When we enter a crisis, our natural response is to try and do things to fix the problem.

During the world wars, people rallied to fight, to farm, to build. Everyone had a part to play. During the pandemic, we are told that the best thing we can do is stay at home and do nothing. For many people, this is extremely difficult.

As Christians, we don’t have to fall into this despair brought on by passivity. We have the power of prayer. In prayer, we partake in God’s kingdom reality and bring it to bear upon this world. Prayer allows us to extend beyond our physical limitations and become active participants in what God is doing.

Prayer really makes a difference. This is what learning to live in the kingdom of God looks like. It is the acknowledgement that God is preparing us to rule and reign with Jesus in the age to come, but that equally God’s kingdom is here and now, and God invites us to be partakers in that kingdom reality now.

This doesn’t mean that God does everything that we ask, but it does mean that in God’s wonderful providence He uses our prayers to bring about His kingdom purposes. And the good news is that you can start praying today.

Simon Phipps

Services this week

Click here to join Sundays at 11am on Zoom
This week will will be 'breaking bread'
Click here to join Night Prayer 9pm
Click here to join Morning Prayer Tuesday & Thursday 8am and use this passcode 125503
The liturgy for Morning Prayer can be found under
'Prayer' on the church website

Family Church
Sunday 10am on Zoom
We will be together for about 35 minutes. During this time, we will be looking at King David. During our time together we will sing songs, look at the Bible story and then we will pray together before we finish.
If you would like to join in or find out more please contact:

Youth on Sunday (Y[i]oS) 
Sunday 5pm on Zoom
We are back this Sunday!We will play a few games, pray for each other and for the rest of this term we will look at the Lord's prayer. Each week we will look very briefly at one line in order that we can get to know more deeply this very familiar, yet amazing prayer.
This is open to anyone aged 12-18 so please do encourage your young people to join us.
If you would like to join in or find out more please contact:

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