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Prayer evening – Sunday 30 July

During the Summer we have to pray specifically for the Development Project, the vision that we have for the future and achieving the £300,000 objective.  Please join us in Church to continue this prayer journey this Sunday, 30th July, at 6.30pm.  All welcome!

Release Celebration!

For our final release of the academic year we had a celebration! We had a barbecue, a water balloon fight, games like capture the flag and a visit from Ben Jones from ‘Missional Generation’. Ben talked to us about getting to know Jesus and about their new app called ‘Missional Generation Resourses’! This app teaches younger people about God in fun and interactive ways. We were also led in worship by Johnny! Release is a youth club that takes place every Sunday when it is school time and it involves sun, food, games and Worship for teenagers aged 13 onwards.

In the photo you can see everyone worshipping outside in the sun. We sang songs like ‘Lion and the Lamb’ and ‘This Is Amazing Grace’

Release!

https://www.missionalgen.co.uk/

New Wine Discipleship Year!

Adam, Charlotte and Cyril graduated this week. We pray for their discipleship journey in the future.

Answered prayer!

One of the prayer stations.

Thanks to all who prayed this week for the Building project Project and God’s guidance for related PCC decisions. The PCC unanimously agreed to submit the HLF bid for the second round of funding, subject to the current appeal to raise £300,000 by the end of July/early August. Also, the new PCC unanimously endorsed the latest design proposals. It was a great meeting! Please continue to pray earnestly, give generously, and trust the Lord for the next steps. 1 Sam 7:12

Another prayer station!

King’s Club

Treasure Seekers – 14th – 18th August 2017

Churches Together in Ilkley will hold their annual holiday club at St. Margaret’s Church, Queens Road, Ilkley.

For primary school aged children, 10am – 12.oo each morning.

Come for one morning or come for them all! £2.50 a session or £10 for the week.

Register here   https://goo.gl/forms/tk59FZJndj2NIoex2

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Jamming with God – June

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Sunday 18th June – 6pm-8pm

Lots of folk have been talking over the last couple of months about an opportunity for an informal musical worship session – and so we begin this third Sunday in June. Jamming with God is…

  • a chance to play and sing with “freedom” – without the need to practice for Sunday
  • opportunity to try new things – instruments, harmonies, technical stuff, riffs and rhythms!
  • opportunity to play/sing with and learn from all the members of our group without constraints
  • bring friends, families, folk who may want to give musical worship a try in anyway or just to “be and listen”. The time we hope will enable any young people who go to Release to be able to pop in for a try if they like
  • generally, a fun Jamming Session with Worship music at the centre

This will be a very  fluid and work in progress session.. Lots of feedback is needed and welcomed so that we can mould this session into whatever will work best for us as a church. The hope is that whether two or twenty turn-up, it will be a brilliant session!   Please come and join us on the 18th June.

Uganda Mission Trip

6 Discipleship Year students from Ilkley, Manchester and Canterbury met at Entebbe airport, Uganda ready for their mission trip. Tired and a little anxious about how the following 10 days would go, they were met by Bishop Ivan Lugoloobi who took the group to his house in Mattugga. This was to be the base for the trip, where we would worship and pray each morning, regather and debrief each evening. We shared life with the Lugoloobi family which was a huge blessing in itself.

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Bishop Ivan showed us some of the projects we could get involved with during our stay.  Painting classrooms and dormitories, outreach, evangelism, youth ministry and fixing up a children’s play area. There was lots of work for us, we prayed about what God wanted from us and decided we would try and do everything on the list. The team had a target and were pulling together nicely.

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In actual fact the team achieved much more than we had hoped for. We completed painting the outside of some dirty classrooms white. The girls’ dormitories were transformed by a vibrant yellow paint. The children’s play area was looking pretty run down and in disrepair, with the help of a local welder we fixed things and gave the slides, swings and climbing frames a coat of bright new colourful coat. We recruited members of the centre team and champions to help us and found that many hands quickly made light work. Physically we gave all we could and probably deserved to rest at the end of the trip, Ivan mentioned a well that had been gifted to the community outside of the centre. It was the last day and we could have relaxed but the team were determined to leave a legacy and wanted to join with the community team in the blazing sun to complete the clean water project. We dug until our hands bled, but finally we had the satisfaction of seeing clean water drawn from the water table being collected by children from the top side of the village of Mattugga.

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The Revival Centre meets the needs of the local community in physical ways as well as spiritual. The focus of 2 days was to be a medical outreach with evangelism. Actually that should read sharing the gospel with medical outreach. 2 students, a translator and a member of the medical team, set off into the back streets of Mattugga. The students were apprehensive about going house to house and sharing the love of Jesus. But as we returned there was story after story of people receiving Jesus for the first time. Some came back to the Lord after backsliding. We prayed with Muslims who wept as they heard of Christ’s love. Whole families knelt to be prayed for. Words of knowledge opened the door to people receiving Jesus. We prayed for blind children, cancer sufferers, addicts, businesses, children, unborn babies and for deliverance from witch craft! It had been a fruitful mission, the students had pushed themselves out of their comfort zone and God in his goodness had blessed them.

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Other highlights included, recording 2 television programmes for Ugandan tv to be broadcast across the nation, playing with the children from the orphanage, a visit to the source of the River Nile, the food was fantastic, leading a youth event with 40 young people, sharing our stories in church and Lawrence preached twice on the final Sunday at Revival church.

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Thy Kingdom Come Events

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¨     Sunday 28th May Pentecost themed artwork taking place during the morning services & available all week for contributions

¨     Monday 29th May Morning Prayer 9.15 am

¨     Tuesday 30th May Morning Prayer 9.15 am

¨     Wednesday 31st May Holy Communion 9.15 am

¨     Thursday 1st June Morning Prayer 9.15 am

¨     Thursday 1st June Join the music worship group for praise and prayer 7.30 – 8pm

¨     Friday 2nd June Pause for Prayer 10.45am

¨     Pentecost Sunday 4th June morning – preacher Rev Andy Jolley, Archdeacon of Bradford

 

And all week (25th May – 4th June):

¨     Pray for 5 people known to you, that they will discover a living faith

¨      Use a Novena prayer booklet (for a small donation)

¨     Takeaway Prayers’ Prayer resources for families to use during the half-term holiday (available to take away from May 21st)

¨     Prayer Stations in church, including some areas specifically for children to pray in

Lawrence at Matugga

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The Revival Centre Matugga

Lawrence (our children and youth worker) is currently at Matugga in Uganda, together with some Disciple Year students from the New Wine programme.  Its being a busy, challenging and uplifting trip. A highlight has been the three hour very energetically attended church service on Sunday (15 May) where Lawrence spoke. The team have visited the source of the Nile with Bishop Ivan and his family and loved seeing the hectic and colourful country.

Lawrence and the DY Students have been busily working on painting and renovating the children’s play area and the school buildings and making time to play football with the children in their break times.

They have learned so much already about reaching into areas of great need – and will have much to reflect upon when they return on Monday.

With no wi-fi based communication – we’ve received this update from Jem (Lawrence’s wife) who would like to say a huge thank you to those who have prayed for Lawrence in Mattuga;  for them as a family, for the cottage pies, dog walks, shopping and general encouragement while Lawrence has been away. It has been really touching and made a huge difference.

Ilkley Trail Race – Bank Holiday Monday 29th May

Don’t forget the annual Ilkley Trail Race a week on Monday. Please come and support, donate, and get involved. We would be grateful for any help on the day, marshalling, cakes and runners (adult and children).

The trail race will as usual raise money for Matugga

Please click on Matugga to visit their website and find out more information and ways to get involved.

Thank you

Lawrence and Jemma Basham

 

Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Evening

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 Wednesday 31st May – 7.15pm

“I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit “- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.  

As a church we’re gathering on Wednesday 31st May, from 7.15pm  so that along with other churches and communities around the world we can pray for our friends, families and neighbours to come to know Jesus Christ and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.

This is an important evening for prayer, and we warmly invite and encourage you to join with us.