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

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In response to the latest Government advice, we have taken the decision to suspend our public gatherings, Life Groups and other small groups for the foreseeable future, so below are a few thoughts to help us focus on God and each other.

Offer to help our neighbours…


Could we offer to help our local friends and neighbours?

We have created a little card that you can print off and post through your neighbour’s front door. Click “Downlaod” below.

For any of your neighbours that are vulnerable or are self-isolating due to COVID-19 we can help with:

• Picking up shopping/Urgent Supplies

• A friendly phone call

• Posting Mail

• Prayer requests

Please remember Coronavirus is highly contagious, so please take every precaution to ensure your are only spreading kindness. Please avoid all physical contact and leave items on their doorstep.


We need to be praying…


The national church leaders are calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, and so we would encourage everyone to commit on Sunday to earnestly pray for this outbreak, for the implications and for our amazing God to reach into homes and lives.

This is the statement from Churches Together in England:

This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.

At 7.00 p.m. this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.

Why not put a candle in your window every Sunday evening, 7 - 8 .00 p.m., or every evening!


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

Prayer 4 this Church

As most of you will be aware, a group meets  at the Life Church Centre for a couple of hours every-other Tuesday afternoon, to pray for our church. That’s not to say that folk aren’t praying all the time, but Prayer 4 This Church (as it is stylised on the weekly notices) serves to focus attention upon specific aspects of Life Church Petersfield, be it life groups, speakers, leadership, youth work etc.

That being said, the meetings, like everything else, have been postponed until further notice. But the prayer itself can absolutely continue, and, one might argue, is as crucial as it has ever been. Perhaps on Tuesday, you might set aside a short window within your usual prayer-time to focus exclusively on matters relating to Life Church? Any aspect close to your heart. Perhaps this could become a regular Tuesday thing…

 

Don't Be Afraid 

In these difficult times, it is easy to buy into the fear and anxiety that we see all around us. But as Christians, we have a hope and a faith in the God that is far bigger than our current situation. That is why we have put together special programming on the message of protection and reassurance in Christ: Every weekday morning at 8am, tune in to Don't Be Afraid to worship with us and hear encouraging messages, so you can start your day well.


You can watch all our helpful and empowering programming on the new TBN UK app, whether you are self-isolating, working from home or continuing to commute. Simply search for "TBNUK" on the Apple App store, the Google Play store, Amazon Fire or Roku. As well as accessing our live stream, you can watch our original programmes On Demand or save them to watch off-line at a later date.

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

I felt led to pray that God would protect this church and specifically that there will be no deaths from coronavirus among our church members.  I then was reading Psalm 68 and noticed v20 which says "Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death."  Let's take God at His word and trust that He is far greater than any virus - more than able to save us.

Bless you all.                           Dave P.

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

01730 23140                               admin@lifechurchpetersfield.org.uk

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I was just reflecting this morning on how we have had a few years of nothing but Brexit on the news and how Brexit was primarily about personal greed, what’s best for me, which caused huge splits in the Governments, the Country, Families and between Nations.

Now the news is filled with Covid 19 and it is having the opposite affect because it is primarily about doing what is right for others, and Governments, Families and Nations are working together and spending fortunes for the benefit of individuals. So my hope and prayer is that post Covid 19 there will be a tangible shift in the way we conduct our lives and how we value others.


Personally I do not believe that the devil has the freedom to bring about this disaster nor do I believe that God has brought this about as a punishment (it is, like all sickness, a consequence of a fallen creation) but I do know that “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him,” Rom 8:28.

John Swindell

26/3/20)

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