“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor” (Acts 10,31) Remembering the poor is one of those things that it’s easy to forget to do! Especially when there are so many poor people in the world – the UN estimates that 1 in 9 people in the world don’t have enough food to live an active, healthy life, a figure that goes up to 1 in 4 in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Last month at Jacob’s Well we had a request from Barbuba to see if we could help in any way after the Hurricane. 95% of all properties and infra-structure on the island were destroyed! At a special meeting for Aid Agencies in London, the Barbudan prime minister explained that at the time of the crisis, the UK government promised millions of pounds of aid, but in the event, only £100 000 has been given; that’s a pittance compared to what is needed to rebuild a former British colony nation that has lost everything. From Jacob’s Well we are sending a container of medical aid there this month, but much more is needed to be done.
Remembering the poor is an attitude of mind that is the opposite of the selfish, individualistic society in which we live. There are poor people everywhere, even within our own country. And there are those who are also poor in spirit, those who are mourning, those who are sick, lonely and in pain. Let’s pray that God gives us an attitude of mind to “always remember the poor”; Pray that it to bother us enough to affect our wallets and our time-tables, that it would come into our prayer times in the morning, our conversations in the day and our dreams at night. And let’s pray that he gives us a heart that is large enough to care for all of those who are in need.
Sunday Morning Meetings
10.30am Every Sunday Morning
Communion First Sunday of the month
2nd Sunday of the month, 11am-12 .30 Youth meet in upstairs room ‘The Hub’
4th Sunday of the month, 11am-12 .30 Families Activities Cafe in upstairs room.
Other Sundays – King’s Club as normal
Life Group – meets Tuesdays 1-3pm, contact Jill Walker.
‘Together’ – meets Wednesdays for food and various activities, contact Hilary for details.
Community Cafe – meets Tuesdays and Fridays 10-12 in the church main hall and small hall. 1st & 3rd Fridays – Table Top Cafe with board games, 2nd & 4th Fridays – cuppa & crafts.
Healing Streams – meets Wednesdays 2pm in the Chapel and small hall.
Exploring the Scriptures – meets twice monthly. Contact Tim & Julia Waters 01482 633763.
Gems – Parent & toddler group, meets every Thursday 9.30-11am – term time only.
Pursuing His Presence 1st Friday night of each month, 7.30pm.
Fri 4 May, 7.30pm Meridian Centre, 201 Queen Street, Withernsea HU19 2HH. On street parking and parking in Aldi car-park.
Fri 6 July, 7.30pm Driffield Congregational Church, Exchange Street, Driffield YO25 6LJ
Fri 7 Sept, 7.30pm Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY
Fri 2 Nov, 7.30pm King’s Church Beverley
“New Dawn” – 10 hrs of prayer and worship.
Saturday 2 June 11am – 9pm King’s Church
Saturday 6 October 11am – 9pm Holme Christian Fellowship, Oaks Farm, Bulmer Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor, YO43 4HE
Prayer in May
Sunday 6th May 6.30pm “Together for Beverley” Prayer and worship with churches from Beverley
Tuesday 8th May; 11am-4pm & 7.30pm Day of Prayer and Fasting
10th – 20th May “Thy Kingdom Come” with Beverley Churches Together
- Thurs 10th 7.30pm Opening event
- Twice daily 30 minute prayer events Fri 11th – Sat 19th
- Mon-Fri 8.00-8.30am & 6.45-7.15pm
- Sat 12th & 19th; 10am
- Meetings led by different ministers from the Beverley Churches
Please see the East Riding House of Prayer timetable for all prayer sessions.
Prayer Points May
Pray that God would continue to build His kingdom here at Kings Church – that we would continue to live out his values, his vision and purposes for us and that He would put the right people in the right place for this next season.
Ask God as start new community groups: coffee mornings etc. Ask for his wisdom as we plan for more opportunities to make a difference in our community.
Ask God to help us host the presence of God in our worship and create a sound that will be attractive to outsiders and draw them in.
Please pray for the children’s and youth work at church. Pray that the young people will continue to have encounters with God both in and out of church. Ask for wisdom for the leaders and pray for the right support and volunteer help for these groups.