There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:4-7)
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Praying With the Apostles: Colosse
We are learning how to pray apostle-style. This week we go to Colosse, and find Paul praying for people he had not yet met to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will. His prayer for the saints at Colosse is an amazing, comprehensive description of what a life worthy of God looks like. In it Paul paints a picture of the kind of life that pleases God. It’s transformative to think that we who are so aware of how we sometimes bring displeasure to God, are actually destined to bring Him pleasure.    
 
10am: Facebook Live welcome
10.15am: Worship on YouTube
10.30am: Zoom Prayer
11am: YouTube Premiere:
Praying With the Apostles: Colosse
11.30am: Sunday communion, plus Chatrooms


Details for accessing the Zoom meetings on Sunday mornings are below:
Sunday Morning 10.30am 

https://zoom.us/j/93320292295?pwd=bnNKN2xvVVIreXNSQ3JjSTB1U29mdz09
Meeting ID: 933 2029 2295
Password: 7MhV5K


Sunday Morning 11.30am
Life Church Communion & Chatrooms

https://zoom.us/j/91151809535?pwd=QjdPQkpIVHVxV1FXVml1ekd2dkxVZz09
Meeting ID: 911 5180 9535
Password: 8X50QP

The Filling Station

We are delighted to say that this summer’s Filling Stations – the joint services with the 2gether Renfrewshire network of churches – will be going ahead online! 
Although it will not yet be possible for us to come together in a large gathering, we will pre-record these six services, and they will be premiered on the 2gether Renfrewshire Facebook page at 7.30pm from July 1st - 5th August 2020. This year’s theme is Battle Lines.  

www.facebook.com/2getherRenfrewshire/  
It will also be uploaded to the Mossvale Church YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/mossvalechurch

 Life Church Daily Prayer
This Saturday will be our 100th daily prayer meeting during Lockdown!
7pm Daily Prayer

https://zoom.us/j/93474336131?pwd=OC9hVkU1b2c0elpoQ3Urb2dNRG8vQT09
Meeting ID: 934 7433 6131
Password: 9az6mA


The Neighbours Prayer
Father, I ask you to bless my neighbours.
Protect their bodies from sickness.
Protect their hearts from fear.
Protect their minds from distraction.
Fill their hearts with peace
Give me an opportunity to serve them with my hands, and share your love with my mouth 
Amen

Your Neighbour

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Bill Kerr Funeral
The funeral will take place on 3 July at 11pm and a video of the funeral will be available to view on our website on 3 July as close to that time as possible. The link is  https://www.lifeonline.org.uk/billkerr. As phase 2 of lockdown easing means that only family members will be permitted to attend, please consider waiting and viewing the recording rather than attending the funeral in person given the current restrictions on large gatherings. If you have any stories about Bill for the family there is also an email link on the Life Church page.
Lockdown Easing
The Scottish government have announced their plan for the easing of lockdown. For churches this means that they will potentially be allowed to open from 23 July, subject to further announcements and probably limited numbers and social distancing. We will be monitoring further announcements and will advise once we have decided when we consider it appropriate to open the church for public gatherings. Meantime, we will continue with online church, and this will at least continue for the month of July. 
 
Once the guidance becomes clearer we will be able to publish a plan of how church will operate in the next season.

Pray for Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia's 17,500 islands (6,000 inhabited) stretch over 9.5 million sq km of the Indian/Pacific Oceans, with 33 provinces, 5 of which have special status. They also includes the world’s second-largest rain forest and vast coral reefs. Indonesia has a population of 273.5million people spread over 779 people groups.
A spiritual conflict rages for Indonesia. Ancient and strong occult powers seek to oppose the influence of the gospel, while modern Muslim stratagems seek to eliminate Christianity and remove the presence of the Good News. Pray specifically for the binding of these powers and for the continued growth of the Church in the midst of intense opposition and growing persecution.
Sumatra is the largest unevangelised island on earth. Most of its largest people groups are strongly Muslim. Others practise folk Islam. Many spiritual strongholds must be broken, Christianity is strong here among previously animist peoples (the Batak, Nias, Mentawai), and among the Chinese. Pray for these Christians to reach beyond their own ethnic groups and witness to the non-Christian peoples around them without any hindrance.

For more information see www.operationworld.org
WEEKLY / UPCOMING
Sundays
10am: Facebook Live welcome
10.15:  Worship on YouTube
10.30: Zoom prayer
11am: YouTube video premieres
11.30am: Communion on Zoom, plus Chatrooms


Midweek
7pm each evening: Life Church Daily Prayer

Prayer
The following prayer challenges are still being posted on our Facebook page:
Joshua Project Unreached of the Day Audio Digest
Operation World Prayer Calendar
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

Coronavirus Update
It is now possible for three households to meet outside, in groups of up to 8 people. I encourage you to make use of this relaxation in restrictions to reach out to anyone who may be isolated and see how they are doing. In the spirit of Jesus’ teaching to not just look out for our friends, or invite those who can repay us, think about those who you might be able to bless who are not in your usual circle of friends. Be the Church!

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