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Life Church Centre															 16D Chapel Street Petersfield GU32 3DZ 01730 231400

 SEE THE CHURCH CALENDAR & READ THE LEADERSHIP BLOG ON THE EVENTS PAGE


They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks.

Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.


ISAIAH 2.4

from Chris Bull

Last Saturday my daughter Ali sent me this link to the song "Psalm 46 - Lord of Hosts".  She didn't know that our church was studying Psalm 46 this week as part of Season of Fruitfulness.  What a coincidence - or rather God-incidence !  I find the song very powerful and encouraging - hope you do too.

Dave Parkes

Do you have a verse of scripture to uplift. Encourage or inspire?    Send it to John Arnold at john@arnold-mail.co.uk

The Life Church Centre    
The Office will remain the admin hub for us, but you are requested not to visit in person. Please contact Mike via phone or email. Helen can also be contacted  on 07941 334245
or email itshelenmason@gmail.com

01730 231400             admin@lifechurchpetersfield.org.uk

Click here to watch the latest Leaders’ video logs, or listen & sing Life Church praise songs with Steve and Jez.

Wonders of God's Creation can be found here.

A printable quiz is also included!  Polar Bears, Camels, Elephants and the Solar System so far included.


 I am selling (with FREE bicycle delivery in Petersfield) the jam, marmalade and jelly that Liz and I have

made. Normally we sell these at Life Church and Winton House, raising funds for IMC and Winton House

but obviously these are not available at the moment.


Now proceeds are going to IMC and Age Concern. Jars are £2.00 each with a limit of TWO jars per
household - please visit www.pact.org.uk/Jam for details and email orders to Jam@pact.org.uk.

John Studd

Virtual Sunday
Click here 10.30 a.m. on 31st May –––

ways of praying.


Follow this link for ideas and a link to the prayer wall once you have booked your first prayer slot: Petersfield prayer space


Please ask John or Simon if you have any difficulties signing up.



One more thing that you may find helpful this week, is the following article by Peter Greig... well worth a few minutes of your time.


Five signs we could be on the cusp of a spiritual awakening


Blessings

John Callaghan

Welcome to Life Church Petersfield Online

We are part of the Church in Petersfield, a market town in Hampshire, UK.  You have found a place to encounter God and people who care about you just as you are. Our prayer for you is that you will come to know Jesus and receive His love and forgiveness.

Be alert.
Stay safe.

Nine days of prayer leading to the festival of Pentecost

This from Richard Saunders:

We can't make a physical prayer space this year, but we have set up a virtual one to help us pray at home.
 Sign up for slots on this page, on your own or with your friends.  You can only get to the prayer wall to record prayers etc once you have signed up for your first slot.

 You'll find the signup sheet here.

The aims of the nine days are:

 •To pray for spiritual awakening in our land and that those without faith will experience the love of Jesus through our prayers and acts of caring.

 •To pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and for help for all those fighting it.

 •Provide an opportunity for all of us to deepen our prayer life by setting aside more time than usual to pray and try new

We know that there is a lot of individual prayer going on in the church, and within Life Groups, but it’s also good for us to gather together as a church from time to time, and for everyone to know that they can bring prayer requests to the church if needed.  This appears to be particularly pertinent as we are in such unknown times with many people concerned about do much.  So we have now set up some virtual prayer rooms throughout the week.  These are opportunities for us to gather together to pray for individuals’ needs and wider issues, for example Pete Greig’s call to pray at 7:14 twice a day for God to heal our land and awaken us spiritually.  So if you want to join in praying with others from Life Church Petersfield, or have specific requests that you need prayer support for, join one of the following sessions:

 

Tuesday 7pm hosted by John Callaghan

Friday 7am hosted by Pete Thomas

Sunday 7pm hosted by Mike Gibson

 

Each prayer room will be open for at least half an hour, with the
actual duration determined by the demand and desire at the time.  We will use the church’s account for Free Conference Call, which is very similar to Zoom, with a few advantages.  Whilst it is pretty intuitive to some people, here are the instructions for its use for these prayer rooms: 


If joining by phone (no Internet or computer needed), you will need the number and access code which can be obtained from the Life Church Office or by asking one of the Hosts (above).

 

If joining by computer or tablet (no special apps are needed) click on

the link, which you can get from the Church Office or the meeting

Host, or type it into your usual web browser:

If it’s your first time, accept the terms & conditions, type in your name and an email address (you don’t need to set up an account)

Click on the “Join” button

Click on the picture of a telephone – if asked whether to dial in by phone or use your computer’s microphone, choose the latter

Click on the picture of a video camera to start video (if you want)

 

So let’s respond to the call to pray for healing and awakening, whether personal or national.

Virtual Prayer Rooms

Dr David Jeremiah

Our dear friend in South Africa, Fiona Gifford, has pointed us to this resource. She says, “it’s something that might encourage our folk. It is presented by American pastor, Dr. David Jeremiah. It’s about how God worked through times of sheltering (lockdown, quarantine, isolation - whatever) in scripture. Some of His sons & daughters were in lockdown for days - or years. The length of time isn’t the point: it is that God is at work throughout, and didn’t waste a minute.

Assemble Cloud Collective


Due to COVID-19 we have taken Assemble Youth Online.   Our vision has been to create a space where our young people thrive.

Check back here each week for updates on our weekly "Assemble Cloud Collective" via ZOOM (Sunday 11:15-11:45am)

On 5th April,, 13 young people joined us for an online Scavenger hunt, a virtual tour of Bethany's pad, Bible boogie ( creative dance moves provided by Pete!) and an encouragement  for us all to "look up" to Jesus and not at our circumstances.


Every Sunday at 11.15am we'll be ZOOMing again. It’s a brand new adventure we are on at present.

Please email Peter Thomas (info@peterthomaslandscapes.co.uk) if you are 11-17 years and would like to join us.


Becca, Pete and Martha

Beautiful & expertly made masks from Belinda.

The first is the type used in hospitals with pleats that open up to cover a lot of the lower face. 

The second photo shows a different design which comfortably fits over the nose and mouth. 

They all have ties. They cost £2.50 each.

Belinda