Posts by Jo Richardson

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December Newsletter Post by Pastor Stewart. So this is Christmas

by Jo Richardson

So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun The words above are from 1971 song by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. No doubt many of you are familiar with the well known song. Written as part of a campaign against the Vietnam war Lennon commented, […]

September Newsletter Post by Pastor Stewart. Your Kingdom Come

by Jo Richardson

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we pray for God’s Kingdom to come.  That means God is King. We pray for something which I think we don’t talk enough about or understand what it means sufficiently, as we journey through life as disciples of Jesus. Kingdom ethics and kingdom living are intimately linked and as […]

August Newsletter Post by Pastor Stewart. When should I pray?

by Jo Richardson

Over the past few months I have been trying to have some concentrated attention on the importance of prayer. In May I wrote about prayer in terms of a two way street. Prayer is conversation. When we are praying we speak to God and we need to cultivate an attitude in which we allow ourselves […]

July Newsletter Post by Pastor Stewart. Make your petitions known

by Jo Richardson

Make your petitions known Recently we have noted that in Matthew’s prelude to the Lord’s Prayer Jesus says, (Matt. 6:5, 6 and7) “when you pray”. There is no sense that prayer is an optional extra for the disciples of Jesus. In writing to the Philippians, Paul encourages them to pray (Phil. 4:6), “Do not be […]