Street Church blog - a flavour of our each activities each week

Sunday 20th August

Hello everyone. It was great to see Mary back with us yesterday, giving out much needed hygiene products again. We missed you Mary!

I suppose in the scheme of things yesterday was quite uneventful. Simply a room full of people chatting and laughing. Enjoying the lovely food prepared by our friends from Silverstone. John brought the thought for the day and folks listened quietly. A relaxed atmosphere throughout the afternoon. What a blessing! Uneventful is good....there was time for one to one chats, the opportunity for me and Kim to sort some of the bags of very gratefully received clothing, time to serve. Service is what it is all about of course.

My mind goes on to the once very popular Graham Kendrick song, The Servant King. Jesus set such a strong example for us to follow Him while serving others.

This is our God, the Servant King,
He calls us now to follow Him,
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to the Servant King.

So let us learn how to serve,
And in our lives enthrone Him;
Each other’s needs to prefer,
For it is Christ we’re serving

I know that not everyone is physically able to serve, but many can pray for those that do. Sorry if I am slipping into a bit of a sermon but I believe it is good to share what is on our hearts.

Next week we look forward to seeing our friends from St Peters Weston Favel who will be catering for us.

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

Sunday 6th August

Hello everyone. Today was a "more people than chairs" day but that was soon sorted and everyone had a place to enjoy the great catering provided by the Vineyard church. I didn't realise that so many of out friends knew that it was pampering Sunday but the words had spread :) Initial fears of not being able to get through the long list of folks wanting a haircut proved unfounded as our two volunteers tirelessly worked through the list. Many thanks to Shaun and Sarah for their hard work. All the volunteers are so valued, as are our amazing caterers and those who donate clothes etc. Our thanks to Mount Pleasant and the members of the fellowship who come along to help on Sundays is of course ongoing.

I was on foot washing duty and I now have my own little spot in the foyer and it is a wonderful opportunity for privacy and good chats with those who so enjoy a foot spa. One lady who is sadly generally quite agitated asked for a foot wash and it was such a joy to see her relaxed and smiling. Having an opportunity to cream her hands and feet and show her some gentle care was priceless! I just need to learn that just a couple of drops of oil is sufficient! We always end up with a mountain of bubbles but it makes folks laugh so maybe it isn't too bad a mistake!

The sun just came through the window after a grey rainy start to the day. Just a glimpse of the sun makes such a difference to how we feel and even to how we see our surroundings etc. In the same way I pray that just a glimpse of the Son at Streetchurch both on Sundays and Tuesday evenings, will also make such a difference to those that we serve. I love the old song that says "You are the only Jesus that some will ever see". It is quite a responsibility I think.

Thanks again to Vineyard for the catering yesterday and we look forward to seeing the catering team from Boothville next week.

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

Sunday 30th July

Hello everyone. Well here we are at the end of July already! Where is the year going?

Mary couldn't make it to Streetchurch today and I could only get there halfway through so it another rather brief report I'm afraid. I missed the thought for the day but was told that John had shared about the reality of Jesus in his life, in face the reality of Jesus wherever we are.

As I said I arrived rather later but was welcomed by several friends who were smiling and relaxed! The whole atmosphere was very relaxed and despite the majority of the catering team from Our Ladys Catholic Church in Great billing being there for the first time, they did a splendid job and there was plenty for all.

As I missed the busy start of the afternoon I had the opportunity to chat to folk and I was particularly relieved to see a young lady, M, that I have been concerned about after she was "moved on" recently. I was thankful to see her safe if a little underweight and unkempt. Hopefully she will come along on Tuesday evening and we can have a good catch up!

Next Sunday is the ever popular pampering session and I am hoping that our regular hairdressers and barbers are able to come along. I am quite happy to wash feet and hopefully not make too many bubbles this time!

Our catering team next Sunday will be Vineyard.

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

Sunday 16th July

This afternoon was quite busy and the humidity made for a very warm atmosphere! It was good to see friends from the Grand Union Benefice, who were catering, as I personally had not seen them for sometime. Lots of home made cakes ☺

We began with prayer for all those affected by the trial and verdicts of those known to us over the past few weeks. A very difficult time for all. We also prayed for Mary who felt able to be with us today.

The Christian book table was busy as was the need for the hygiene packs. Some mugs given to me by a friend were very gratefully recieved too. Nancy gave the thought for the day and it was warmly recieved. Sadly I was needed outside at the time and missed the word.

There continue to be new faces but a couple of our friends that have been known to us for a long time were looking quite poorly. It was sad to see them looking quite frail.

There is an ongoing need for jogging trousers and any would be gratefully recieved.

Next week Mount Zion church will be catering for us and we look forward to seeing them.

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

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