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A message from David Burrow... 

'Dear Friends,

       Thank you so much to all those of you who’ve worked so hard to make all kinds of wonderful things happen: Lent courses and Easter celebrations; the Cliff College mission at Longholme and the Circuit Easter Offering service – great to see so many people from the Circuit. Drop-ins, coffee mornings, the Café at Irwell Vale; Sunday Schools, Messy church, toddler groups and Youth Club; groups for the more mature such as Young at Heart and the Ladies Fellowships. It’s great to see people organising House Groups and what a joy to see several prayer groups around the Circuit.

Thank you too to all our Local Preachers, Worship leaders, musicians and church stewards who, every Sunday, and other days too, make sure Worship takes place in every church. Don’t forget all our pastoral carers, safeguarding officers, secretaries, administrators, treasurers, bookings officers and cleaners who keep the show on the road practically and from a governance point of view. If I’ve forgotten anyone, please forgive me. Now it’s summer and time for a holiday and some rest and relaxation. If you’re heading off I pray that you will be refreshed and renewed.

     Holidays are a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to a short break in June and a longer one in August. It’s a wonderful time to spend time with the family and with God in a lovely relaxed way. Prayer somehow seems easier when I’m out for an early morning walk on the beach listening to the sea. Perhaps it’s just that I have time, time to read my Bible for pleasure rather than for study or sermon preparation, time to listen to God rather than rush from one event to the next. Time is a wonderful gift from God and it’s a shame we don’t make the most of it. We work it to death, we wish it would pass and so often we fail to luxuriate in it.

As we celebrate the season of Pentecost and God’s gift of the Holy Spirit I pray that each one of us will take the time to ask God to fill us daily with His Holy Spirit.

     In Luke 11:19-13 Jesus encourages us to ask, seek and knock. When we ask we will receive; seek and we will find; knock and the door will be opened and, says Jesus, “how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” It’s a true and certain promise. If you have never known what it is like to be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, please ask your heavenly Father. And if you’re not confident enough to do so, ask me or one our preachers or church leaders and we will pray with you. Go on – be Spirit filled!

Two final massive words of thanks to Mike Anderson and Martin Kemp for all they have done for the Circuit over the past years. My heartfelt thanks to you both for all your support and encouragement.

                                                                    God Bless, David

 

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