Crawley United Reformed Church

LETTER FROM THE MANSE

As most of you know by now, I love my garden.  I’m not a fan of it in winter but when those first signs of spring come I become an avid fan.  I have watched frogs in the pond produce frogspawn, fritillaries blow delicately in the wind and sunny dancing daffodils.  If you are like me these lift your spirits. This is the time of Easter, a time of new beginnings and hope.

However, we are now in June and the weather has delayed a lot of things in our gardens.  And in the church, we have had Pentecost, the coming of the spirit and we now enter into what the Church calls ‘Ordinary time’. But life in the church will never be anything like ordinary.

This month the Elders have their Away day - you will remember we asked you at church meeting to give us anything you want to discuss.  We will be praying for the Lord’s guidance for the next year.  How can we serve the Lord better, how can we keep the light that is Crawley URC shining?  At the moment, like many other churches we are struggling at times to find volunteers.  But we know the Lord is in charge of His church and will keep us going until our mission is complete.

Sometimes it may seem over the summer that there is not much going on, like winter in the garden.  But I assure you the Elders are working very hard for the church all year round.  Could I encourage you to pray for them and for the church each day?  Prayer is the foundation of our church.

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people.  And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  Acts 2: 46-7

These are growing months. We all need to grow spiritually but also, we need to add to our numbers by sharing the Good News of Jesus.  Please keep praying for those who come to us and also have courage to share your faith with your friends too.

Have a blessed two months
Bridget