Thy Kingdom Come 2020

Ascension Day to Pentecost

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an initiative which has inspired people over the last five years to pray specifically in the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost.

Jesus spoke extensively about ‘the kingdom’ as an alternative way of living and being in the world. God’s ways are spoken of prophetically and poetically – and often in the most surprising ways; those who felt they were last, were revealed to be first. The poor lifted up, the hungry filled with good things; and religious and imperial leaders confounded!

St George’s church has been active in this project. They have held exhibitions in church, tea and coffee chats, and encouraged children and families from Falkland School to come into the church building to engage with Christian themes.

This initiative takes Jesus’ prayer as an incentive to see how God’s
kingdom/reign can be prayed for, hoped for, and known in all the world.

This year will be very different, but there is still plenty we can all do – and it
would be really good if many of our Benefice family would get involved.

So, here are some ways which may interest you;

Prayer Journal: 

Many of you have used the ‘Novena’ in previous years, and this year’s is here.
You can also download the Prayer Journal ready for Ascension Day online here

We can print a few versions for those unable to access email or internet.

It is called ‘The Father’s Love’ and sits neatly with The Lord’s Prayer. There is a short daily reading, reflection, prayer and action along with space to record your own thoughts should you wish. You could get that creativity going through words, craft, art etc – and we can share in an exhibition when we come together.

Morning Prayer:

From 26th May to 29th May, Morning Prayer will be on Zoom at 9am each day. The link will be included in next week’s Newsletter.

You can access the Morning Prayer Liturgy and the Morning Prayer psalms and readings by clicking on the links here.

Services:

Thy Kingdom Come will be launched in the morning service on 24th May and will be the focus of the midweek service on Wednesday 27th. You can access the service sheet for the service here.

Extras:

If you would like to look at Thy Kingdom Come website
(https://www.thykingdomcome.global/) you can access videos, download podcasts and a prayer app.

Children & Young People:

If you would like to look at Thy Kingdom Come website
(https://www.thykingdomcome.global/) you can We will be sending out an Adventure Map for use by children and young families.

    

For further information,

Please contact:                    
kwinrow@btinternet.com 
terry.winrow@st-george-newbury.org.uk

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