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Sunday 09 May

This Sunday:
IN-PERSON gatherings: 9am 11am
ONLINE  goldhill.org/online
or PHONE 10am : 0333 01 10 945
Room 84528918# Guest PIN 2409#

GATHERINGS

DIFFERENT – Current Teaching Series
A series in 1 Peter about how the life God calls his people to is one that is marked out and set apart – with both the blessings and opportunities, responsibility and challenges that entails!
(2) ‘Different Hope’
  (1 Peter 1:3-12) –
our heavenly inheritance, compared with the earthly realities we face: different lenses.

DEEPER & WILDER

Back by popular demand and in person!  Starting Sunday 16 May – 5.30pm – 7pm
This gathering will have a special focus on growing in our confidence and ability to hear God speak.  Facilitated by a team – for anyone wishing to deepen their connection with God and adventure more wildly with him. Six consecutive weeks, followed by a special celebration! Past course members said: ‘so welcoming, relaxed and humorous’; ‘everyone learning together’; ‘I am more open now to God’s different promptings’; To get more details and sign up go to goldhill.org/deeperandwilder 

21 DAYS OF PRAYER

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
Amazing things happen when God’s people cry out to Him! Starting last Sunday 02 May, we are holding 21 Days of Prayer to do just that!  This does not involve additional meetings, but is a season when we intentionally set aside time to seek God and pray for a fresh move of God on us and in us.
The regular Sunday Evening Prayer (www.goldhill.org/eveningprayer 8.15-9.00pm) continues as usual.

PENTECOST / COMMISSIONING SUNDAY - 23 MAY

In-person celebrations of Pentecost, the Induction of Stephen and Commissioning of the whole church family!
Please do plan to join us at one of the three in-person gatherings (or livestream at 11am only.)
We will formally commission Stephen as the new Pastor – Team Leader at Gold Hill, and the whole church family as we step together into a new chapter.  Please sign up to attend either the 9am, 11am (also live-streamed) or 2.30pm (shorter service, more deliberately shaped for families, children, and young people.)
Sign in: goldhill.org/pentecostcommissioning – 9am       or      goldhill.org/pentecostcommissioning – 11am     or      goldhill.org/pentecostcommissioning – 2.30pm

MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST

VIRTUAL Men’s Breakfast – Saturday 08 May
Guys, save the date to meet online at 09.00 – 10.00 (Zoom room open for chat from 8.45)
This month’s guest speaker is Rob Santer from CVM (Christian Vision for Men), talking of ‘God of Co-mission, Challenge and Comfort’.
For video promo click here.  To sign up, and for more info about Rob, see goldhill.org/mensprayerbreakfast
Join here (or type https://zoom.us/join) : Meeting ID: 517 192 4643  Passcode: 134679  (or email/call mensprayerbreakfast@goldhill.org / 07831 149828)

CHILDREN'S GATHERINGS/SESSIONS

Kids’ Church
Sunday 09 May – 9am
Current Series: Jesus’ Miracles
‘Jesus Calms the Storm’
Toddler Praise …   Currently exploring/planning in-person sessions ……. watch this space!

Plunge Plus
Friday evenings for 7-11s
Friday 14th May – ‘Scavenger, Sunset, Snackin’- see more and sign up at goldhill.org/plungeplus
(Photo scavenger hunt followed by chips on the Common – provided by a Covid-safe local chippy! – pick up outside Gold Hill.) 
(NB every other week in-person sessions @ Youth Centre Sports Court)

PRAYER - Breathe on us, Breath of God!

Breathe on us, Breath of God
fill us with life anew,
that we may love the way you love
and do what you would do.
Breathe on us, Breath of God
until our hearts are pure,
until our will is one with yours,
to do and to endure.

During these 21 Days of Prayer, Lord, we pray that your breath – the wind of your Holy Spirit – will blow freshly on each of us: not for our benefit, but to bring greater glory to You and release Your presence and power in our lives, in our families, in our village, in our region, in our nation, in our world.

We read (Isaiah 40:31) that ‘those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength.  They will mount up like eagles; they will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint.’  We are waiting, Lord, with expectation of all the new things you are about to reveal and accomplish.  We are preparing and aligning ourselves to you for this new season.  We intentionally step aside and into a place with You where we will hear what Your Holy Spirit is saying and doing, and to be in a position to catch Your wind when You breathe, Lord, and be able to soar.

As we have surrendered to you in the last year, even when we haven’t understood what you have been doing in us, you were aligning us and preparing us for the next wind of Your Holy Spirit. We continue to draw close to you, with surrendered minds, with surrendered wills, with surrendered hearts for you to prepare us to do in us and through us what You will.

Help us each to be more fully aligned to you, more completely surrendered and more fully equipped and prepared for the fresh new season ahead of us.

‘Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your glory – because of your love and faithfulness to us.’

 

WHATSAPP DAILY PRAYER PROMPTS: Mon-Fri, from 7am
Add 07593 3650431 to your contacts and send ‘Sign Up’ to it on WhatsApp.

FOCUS 15: Mon-Fri, 8.45am-9.00am
Join at this time (or catch up later) via the Gold Hill Facebook page for a daily devotion to be inspired and encouraged.

ACCORD COMMUNITY CHOIR

Restarting Monday 10 May – everyone welcome!
Online during May – back IN PERSON in June!
Accord is a friendly community of people who love to sing – however much experience they have had (or not) and however much talent they have (or not!)  No audition, small weekly donation – lots of fun and the joy of making music together. See goldhill.org/accord to access the Zoom link, find some of the songs we’ve tackled, and listen to two virtual recordings made during lockdown!

IN THE COMMUNITY

CHILTERN FOODBANK @ GOLD HILL
Thank you for your continued support for the Foodbank based at Gold Hill.
Your donations continue to be very gratefully received by local households facing particular hardship at present.
Contact Joyce / the office to arrange drop-off at reception.  A big Thank You to our delivery team!
Items particularly requested:
Tinned meat, tinned hot dogs, sponge puddings, tinned rice pudding, cooking oil (1 litre), UHT milk, deodorants, baby food, baby rice (no formula)

DAN’S REFILL STORE!
Continuing to operate via Dan’s Facebook page (/Dans-Refill-Store) or website (http://dansrefillstore.co.uk
Wide range of planet-friendly household cleaning products, toiletries …. and much more.
Top up your empty bottles – free collection and delivery in the local area.

CAP – HELP IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY
Gold Hill is a registered CAP Centre, providing advice and support for those who are experiencing financial difficulty.  Call 0800 328 0006 (free) to enquire about help.  (Provided through local people – we have a trained team at Gold Hill.)

NOTICES:
• Please pray for Maria Bond – speaking at Beechen Grove BC, Watford on Sunday 9th May
• Chesham Methodist Church are looking to recruit a community worker – 16 hrs per week.  See cheshammethodist.org.uk for details and application pack.  Deadline 17 May.
• Clearance sale in the church hall Friday 11 (4-8pm) and Saturday 12 June (9am-1pm).