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Sunday 1st May

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

This morning we begin a new series on prayer. What is prayer and, if God never changes, why bother praying? We'll also be sharing a special communion together, so please do come along and join with us. If you are not able to, then the service is being livestreamed.

Following that, this evening is our Mission Prayer meeting at church, when we gather together to pray for those we partner with as they serve God out on the frontline around the world. We'd don't get very many to this meeting, and we'd love to see more of you come to pray for these precious folk. We meet at 5.30pm for a drink and then pray from 6-7pm. Hopefully see you there!

Thank you to Richard Cracknell for our prayer topics for this week, which can be found byclicking here.

Finally, I just want to let you know about a couple of important dates coming up. May 14th is Dereham Day! I know - who'd have thought it?! It's mainly happening at the Memorial Hall, where we will have a shared display table with Green Pastures, along with a space outside on the Fleece Meadow for us to engage with those who come along. We are hoping to have some craft in there, as well as a few other things people can interact with - including a small prayer tent. The event runs from 10am until 4pm and we need some volunteers who would be willing to come and be around for 1 or 2 of those hours. It is a great opportunity, that we don't want to miss, so please do let Julie know if you are up for that.

Then we have the Jubilee weekend, which runs from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. On the Saturday, there are many things going on in the town, and as part of that, we are linking up with an event in the Ellenor Fenn Garden by providing free drinks and cake to all those who come along. The timing of that is not yet confirmed, but again, we will need a lot of us there to welcome, serve and chat to those who visit us. Please put that date in your diary (4th June) because I'd love as many of us as possible to be there to engage with and bless the people of our town. Thank you.



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