Oh, praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,
you who serve at night in the house of the LORD.
Lift your hands toward the sanctuary,
and praise the LORD.
Psalm 134:1 NLT
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Ezra: How To Return From Exile - Part 4

How To Return From Exile
So far we have seen that a church wanting to return from exile must:
1. Have hearts that are easily moved by God.
2. Be committed to the journey of rebuilding what has been lost.
3. Pay attention to the prophetic voice.
It is at this stage in the book of Ezra (chapter 7) that Ezra himself appears. This is about 70 years after the first stage of the return. What is striking about Ezra is his devotion to the word of God. He devoted himself to studying it so that he knew it intimately. He devoted himself to doing what it said no matter the cost. And he devoted himself to teaching it to others also.

Street Connect Partnership
We are delighted to announce that Life Church and Street Connect are in discussion to commence a partnership to help the marginalised and isolated in Paisley. It is proposed that the work will run on Tuesdays during the day. We are looking for volunteers who would love to serve. More to follow.
Tuesday Bible School

Covid-19 Protocols
If you plan to attend Life Church, please be prepared to observe the protocols below:
If you are shielding you should not attend until the shielding restrictions are lifted.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are quarantined, you must not attend until you have completed your isolation period.

1.       You must register to attend due to number restrictions [40 in auditorium, 10 in cafe]. 
2.       Sign in at Info Desk in cafe & sign out in stairwell foyer [to comply with Test and Protect] 
3.        Wash hands frequently & use the hand-sanitiser stations.
4.        Follow the one-way system; enter by the café, exit by side-door onto Hunter Street.
5.        Maintain recommended social distancing [eg 2m]; no hand-shakes or hugging please.
6.        Comply with the seating areas set out in congregational areas.
7.        No Bibles will be available on site. No leaflets will be available either.
8.         Face-masks must be worn at all times & consider gloves for door-handles, light-switches, etc. 
9.         Toilets will operate on a strict one-in-one-out system with a queue management system. 
10.       Leave building promptly at end, taking any rubbish with you and disposing of used PPE.

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Sunday Church Meetings
Registration goes back to normal this week - registration opens on Tuesday at 9am.

Physical Sunday meetings at Moss Street at 10am and 11.30am are continuing for the moment.  You must register if you wish to attend. All Covid-19 protocols must be followed.The first meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook and the sermon will be uploaded  to YouTube.

At 7pm we will take communion together on Zoom. Please see the link below
Meeting ID: 934 7433 6131
Password: 9az6mA

If you need any further information please contact Chris.

Taste & C cafe is now operating Thursday to Saturday each week.
Taste & C cafe will also be opening on Sundays in November.
Lifers Youth will also be available from 10am each Sunday morning in Room 9.
Wednesday Lounge will return for Wednesdays in November.

7pm Daily Prayer
Meeting ID: 934 7433 6131
Password: 9az6mA

Walk for Life Plan
The dates for our proposed Walks for Life over the next quarter are: 
Saturday 24th October, Saturday 7th November, Saturday 21st November, Saturday 5th December. All at 10am. 
The walks will be socially distanced, and split up into groups of a maximum of 6 people from 2 households per group. 
The walks will be local to Paisley and will be up to one hour on length. 
You can sign up on Sundays or just contact Chris to note your interest.

Pray for Sao Tome and Principe/Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe are two larger and several smaller islands in the Gulf of Guinea, 200 km west of Gabon.
Less-reached sections of the population are the Príncipe islanders, the Angolares (rural fisherfolk) and the serviçais (contract labourers), with each group having its own distinct Creole dialect. Pray for outreach to and salvation for these groups.

Samoans have been Christian for over a century, and every village has at least one church. But the traditional class structure and pre-Christian cultural standards were not necessarily transformed by the gospel. Much of the Church suffers from nominalism, and rivalry among denominations does not generate a good spiritual atmosphere. Pride and politics influence church life too much, and the financial demands on a poorer population are heavy. These, coupled with the modern challenges of domestic strife and imported moral vice, make for a society in need of prayer.
For more information see www.operationworld.org
7pm:       Zoom Prayer

Sun   10am:     Church Gathering
Sun   10am      Lifers Youth (Room 9)
Sun   11.30am:Family Gathering
Sun   7pm:       Communion on Zoom

Tues  1-3pm:   Bible School
Sat    10am      Walk for Life (alternate Weeks)

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