This evening was really quite something. No - not the unusual sea fog that was in parts of town for a wee while.
It was because a whole bunch of people from at least 7 different local churches, from Catholic to Pentecostal, met in Barnies (beside Nativity) to pray for and as the church, in Blenheim. And we're going to keep doing that from 5.30 to 6pm each night this week until Saturday. On Sunday night it'll be 5pm. That's prompted by the Annual combined churches Pentecost service this Sunday evening, 6pm at Elim. The offering is to help support the Wairau Hospital Chaplaincy.
Tonight we started by reading chapters 14 to 17 of John's Gospel. In that Jesus told how he would have to leave them, but then send his Holy Spirit to empower his followers to do the things he did. Then he prayed for us in one of the most profound prayers recorded. He did that the night before he died.
If you are in town this week get along to as many of these prayer gatherings as you can.
A combined churches week of prayer leading to Pentecost. Monday 29th to Saturday 3rd June, 5.30pm - 6pm.
Monday: Barnies (by Nativity)
Tuesday: St Ninians, Alabama Rd
Wednesday: Baptist, Beaver Rd
Thurs: Oasis, at Wesley Centre, Henry St
Fri: Salvation Army, Seymour St
Sat: C3, at NMIT in Budge St
Sun: 5pm, Elim, in Burleigh Rd prior to a combined Pentecost service at 6pm.
Stronger Together ... in Prayer!