Saturday 4th July, 8am

A Call to Fast and Pray as we seek God’s mind for Elmwood’s New Staff Member.

The Elmwood family is being called to fast (Friday July 3rd) and pray together (breakfast time on Saturday July 4th) as we consider the next staff appointment, following Chris Elsdon’s departure at the end of August.

Depending on health and other issues you may need to start the fast later on Friday, but whenever you start fasting, please keep hydrated! During the 24 hours from Friday 9am to Saturday 9am as a community we want to seek God’s will regarding a new staff appointment – as individuals to seek his blessing; be open to his call to action; and to remain willing to hear his challenge.

It may help to prayerfully ask questions such as:
Lord, what is your desire for the next staff appointment at Elmwood?
Lord, is there a bible verse that will encourage the church family?

It will also help if we read God’s word – for instance some of the key verses (and the passages they come from) that have arisen during the series on Vision & Values.

Details will be on the help sheet that is being emailed and which is available at Reception. Do sign up for the breakfast in the foyer today and please join in next Friday and Saturday (even if other commitments make the break-the-fast gathering impossible for you) – as together we seek God’s mind for the way ahead.

Yours,
Pastor David