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Yealm and Erme Mission Community
Parishes of Brixton, Holbeton, Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, Wembury, Yealmpton

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Dear Friends,

It was wonderful to see so many at last weeks Zoom service where we joined together, with Bishop Nick and Archdeacon Nick, for Alan’s licensing as our new Team Rector. We also said our goodbyes to our Ordinand, Matt and his family, who begins a new phase of his training as he moves into Curacy at Kingsbridge. Pray for Alan and Matt during this time of transition.

Many Christians across the world have been involved in the global prayer initiative started by the a Church of England in 2016 called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. 172 Countries have been praying between Ascension Day and Pentecost that people come to know Jesus. Archbishop Justin Welby said:

“In praying 'Thy Kingdom Come' we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities."

Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem ‘until they have been clothed with power from on high’ (Luke 24: 49). And so they, like many of us this past week, have been devoted to praying. Prayer is our lifeblood it reveals our need to trust and depend upon God to build his kingdom in us and through us. Without the Holy Spirit coming upon us afresh we are, as Ezekiel describes it, a valley of dry bones. Without prayer we can do nothing. Without the daily renewing power of the Holy Spirit we can do nothing to advance the kingdom. We pray, not because we must, but because it is the key to life and joy as we connect to God.

And so the challenge to us all is that we pray and seek God to empower us and build his kingdom among us, as a family of Christians across the six churches of our Mission Community. We are still under the cloud of COVID-19 and though we have been chained to our homes, we know the Good News cannot be chained! Pray for Alan, Harriet and the family at this significant time. Pray for the Team and all of us in the Mission Community that we would be moved and empowered to serve with Joy. And so together we cry out with Christians of all denominations across the globe, ‘Come Holy Spirit’.

Joe Lannon (Curate)