Thy Kingdom Come

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.  30th May - 9th June 2019.

On Friday 7th June join the call to prayer at St Mary's church, North Elmham.  Join in for as much or as little as you wish with the following programme:

09.00                    Morning prayer and introduction with video from Archbishop

09.30                    Prayers for the village – slides with music

09.45                    Bible study / contemplative prayer

10.30                    Coffee and cake

11.00                    Taizé reflections – slides with music

12.00                    Midday prayer

12.30                    Eucharist with hymns

13.15                    Bread and cheese lunch

14.00                    Prayers for the village – slides with music

14.15                    School / children’s activities followed by refreshments

17.00                    Evening prayer

17.30                    Bible study

18.10                    Taizé reflections – slides with music

19.10                    Night prayer


Thy Kingdom Come – a day of Prayer for North Elmham: 7th June

According to the Book of Acts (chapter 2, verses 37-42) Peter preached to the crowds in Jerusalem in the days between Jesus’ Ascension into heaven and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles on the Day of Pentecost. It must have been quite a sermon, because about 3,000 people were baptised and welcomed into the newly-formed Christian fellowship!

We are told that this community “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers”.

Three years ago, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York launched their initiative Thy Kingdom Come, urging members of all Christian churches to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit in our communities during the days between the celebrations of the Ascension (30th May) and Pentecost (9th June).

Well, that’s a big ‘ask’!

But we respond to the Archbishops’ call with joy and enthusiasm. At North Elmham St Mary’s, the churches will be holding a day of prayer under the Thy Kingdom Come umbrella on Friday 7th June. We will be praying for all who live and work in our village.

The broad outline of the day begins with Morning Prayer at 9am – a simple act of worship with music for reflection. There will be a ‘low-key’ Communion Service at 12:30pm; the day will conclude with Night Prayer to wrap up our prayers for the day. We aim to offer stimulating ‘prayer stations’ and bible studies during the day to enable people to engage more fully with Thy Kingdom Come.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.  All are welcome to drop in and join us for prayer and reflection.

Rev'd Sally


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