Church Weekend Away 2018

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It’s on.   For the first time in over five years, we’re have a CLC Church Weekend Away, our Champagne Supernova Party weekend!

What a great chance to spend un-rushed time together, talking, eating worshiping & praying!

all the info is on our facebook event.  Click here to sign up to help, and see the programme!

I hope you will come and help us make it a very special time as hear what Papa-God’s wants to say to us, and do what we always do as CLC: we pray and send each other out to His Kingdom purposes for or lives!

Tom’s found us a great location nearby at Burwell House, only 15 miles away, which we’ll have all to ourselves for the second weekend in June (Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June).

We’ve come up with a plan to keep the cost low, but if the price is a problem, please talk to Tom, Lyn or myself as we don’t want money to be the reason for anyone to miss out.

Pictures speak better than words, so here’s a few views of the place:

 

lots of outdoor space

 

 

upstairs bedroom samples, plenty of space for CLCers

 

 

downstairs together area

 

 

dining area

Prayer for February in CLC

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This month our Text is Matthew 6, where Jesus taught us all His Disciple’s Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best—
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

See His Glory (lights) all through heaven (the white sheet) and He’s there in Heaven, and we ask for His Glory to be here on earth the same.

We practiced in the listening station closing our eyes, shutting out the noise (in the room and in our heads) and listening to Him. It’s not easy, but we can repeat things like, ‘Father, I want to hear you’ and ‘Papa, God, please speak, I’m listening.

Praying Together in January

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We launched our season of prayer this month, and it was good.   Have you enjoyed being closer to Him?  Has He answered any of your questions or requests?

 

 

 

We saw how Jesus is the Real Vine and we are His branches, and how

important it is for us to stay connected to Him for life and fruitfulness!  I enjoyed giving some kids the gardening shears and I’m sure the parents were glad the only thing that was cut was the visual aid branches brought along just or that purpose.  Can you visualise yourself connected to Jesus?  Why not close your eyes and consider Father God, our Good Good Gardener doing some wise pruning?

Did you take home a watercress plant in your own little pot?  Have you watched whether it grew?

Has He talked to you, reminded you of anything through seeing it, tasting it?

Lucy Mann tells her story

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Do you know anyone who’d be intrigued to hear our guest Lucy share her story of hope and loss and pain and joy and heartbreak?  This is Lucy’s story, but don’t forget that it’s our story as it’s the Good News, the Gospel of our loving Pappa-God, Jesus Christ.

“Hope is an anchor for my soul” (Hebrews 6:19).

Lucy Mann works in Arbury, North Cambridge and lives in Histon, having spent the majority of the past ten years in Swavesey. Her Daughter Abi is doing a foundation year in Performing Arts at Impington Village College and son Chris is in his final year at Swavesey Village College. Lucy’s other son, Ben, died of a brain tumour in 2009 aged 8.

I invite you to invite a friend, neighbour, relative–to join us on Sunday, February 25th at 3pm at our traditional meeting place of St. Andrew’s Church Hall as we meet with God and each other, sharing important Kingdom stories.

2018 Season of Prayer

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Praying is really important for CLC.  We were born from prayer & we’ve enjoyed many milestones along our 20 years history–talking & listening to God along the way.

I remember when we were considering renting Portugal Place — the student house that embodied our unconventional approach to blessing students while blurring boundaries and experimenting with words like community and authenticity.  This great blessing was a decision which was preceded by an answered prayer–this one was for the down-payment (as our requests to God can be practical and so can His answers!)

A few years before that CLC was bursting with vision to reach students and see Jesus do something new in their world.  So what did we do?  We dreamed and we talked and we acted.  But also we prayed.

The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].  James 5:16b

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We prayed specifically, effectively, passionately, asking Him to send us three key students as we didn’t know anyone inside the illustrious walls and gates of our city’s fine university.   And, He did!  Not right away, but thanks to His righteousness and love, He heard our trusting requests and answered with a ‘Yes!’.

More recently, only last year, I’ve been asking us to join me praying for visitors and guests and new folks to join CLC.  My specific prayer has been:

  • add our next youngster
  • add or next family
  • add our next worker who we can release to take us forward reaching out

Well, have you met our young guests in December?!  We’ve had grandchildren and a grandparent–what fun!  Come on, let’s keep  asking, seeking and knocking!

Our season of Prayer starts this month and it’s a special chance for us to meet Him together, hear Him for our church and our communities.

We know prayer is about so much more than just asking.  While we talk and listen to Him, He changes us, blesses us, grows us more and more into the people that He always intended us to be!   Sometimes it’s great to be with Him, to enjoy Him with our agenda’s set aside. That’s what we’ll be doing Be Still and Know that He is God at our Sunday evening, Jan 7th, gathering at the Cades.   You are welcomed to come around 8pm and we’d love you to join your prayers together.

love & blessings,

KC