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This week's 'Thought for St James'

"Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name" - Matthew 6:9

At our youth meetings this term we are looking at the Lord's prayer. These might be very familiar words to us and therefore may have lost some their impact.

But even as we look at the first line we are immediately introduced to something amazing. We get to call God Most High, the same name that Jesus uses: "Father". The one who rules the cosmos is our father.

Before we can offer any truly heart-felt prayers, Jesus urges us before we pray anything else to remember who we are praying to and where we have been brought into.

Not because I'm good, not because I'm religious, not because I am a prayer-warrior. The truth is, I am wicked, I am unworthy to come before God - so how is it I can call God, father? It is only through Jesus. Who came and brought me home through his forgiveness. Where is our home? - where God is, in heaven.

So even, in our weakness, in all our sinfulness we can come to the throne room of heaven, where we can talk to our loving heavenly father, who rules this world and this week to come...  

Ben Pearson
Youth Minister

Services this week

Prayer Meeting TONIGHT 7.30pm on Zoom
Click here to join St Margaret's Sunday 9am on Zoom
Click here to join Sundays at 11am on Zoom
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 our time together, we will be looking at King David. 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 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:

Coming through your door soon.  Some Lent readings - God's Story, Our Story - a gift from St James.
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