23rd July 2020

Church

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand..”
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

I am a member of Grace Communion International and have been for nearly 40 years this August. My first memory of Church was sitting on a blanket in a hall, drawing, playing with Lego and toys. I have been lucky enough to visit some of our congregations in the US and Australia, and attend church festivals in Malta and Majorca as well as in the UK over the years.

As we sit at home, missing our friends from Church—the fellowship and the atmosphere; and not forgetting the worship, messages and singing, it gives us an opportunity to think about the wider Church and the wider world we are part of, and to give God thanks for Christians around the world.

We will soon be back at Church, having a drink and a biscuit or cake or two as we chat after the service. We do need face to face interaction. For many members Church is the only social/personal interaction they have face to face. As I mentioned in my previous Day by Day, it is always nice just to put a call in to someone to make sure they are ok!

The header scripture mentions not to be saddened because God gives us the strength we need, even though we are not at Church. He will help us and his hand is here. However the next few months pan out, we will be back soon to further learn and sing praise to our Great God in Heaven and have great fellowship.

Prayer
Our great God, as we sit at home, missing church, we give you thanks that we have the Church and many church friends and family. We pray now for everyone one of our members globally and our GCI church, and we thank you so much for it.
Amen

Study by James Esom

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About the Author:
James Esom attends the Watford Congregation of Grace Communion International in the UK.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone:  01923-855570
Email: watford@gracecom.church

 

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