Frinton Gospel Chapel

16th July Update

Hi FGC Family and Friends,

I can’t help having that feeling of Déjà vu this week as we hopefully approach the end of lockdown. It feels like we’ve been here before, several times, but all being well this time we can start getting back to some sort of normality. I guess in a way the phrase, ‘all being well’ is not the correct term to use as we know we are not totally over this virus that has caused so much disruption, difficulty and even sorrow to many of our lives. We can only pray that we are through the worst and that the coming months will see an improvement and freedom that we haven’t enjoyed for the last 18 months.

Please pray for the leadership as they meet this Saturday to discuss starting up services and activities again at the Chapel, we know and understand that some of us are still going to be wary and nervous about coming back into a room full of people so we need to move forward with sensitivity and care.

May The Lord bless you this week as you seek to bless Him and I leave with you this scripture from Isaiah 40:28-31 to encourage and inspire you:

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young people stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

Every blessing.

Pete (On behalf of the FGC leadership team)

Baptism classes: We are excited to be running baptism classes - they start on Monday 19th July, 8-9:30pm and they run for three Mondays - if you're interested in being baptised, please contact Abi Ursell.

The notices for your particular attention are:

  • The Communion Service at the Chapel on Sunday at 9.30am. Please remember COVID Rules still apply: wear a mask, sanitise hands on entry and stay socially distanced.
  • The FGC Sunday Online Service will be available from 11am
  • The Prayer meeting at the Chapel every Thursday, 7.30pm.
  • Please note there will be no Friday morning prayer walks through the summer holidays.
  • The House Groups held at various times and days throughout the week.

Prayer Points

  • Continue to hold in our prayers:
    • Those receiving ongoing medical treatment.
    • Those who are struggling with ill health at present
    • Those who we know are finding it tough going at this time.
    • Our government - that they would make wise decisions
    • The FGC leadership team as the meet this Saturday 17th July
    • Those going on holiday, safe journeys and a refreshing time