Season of Prayer and Fasting
13 February 2022 to 6 March 2022
Purpose: To take some time as a church to pray intentionally towards the new year and listen to the discernment of the Holy Spirit as we consider our church vision.
|Sunday Service: Teaching on Prayer and Fasting.
A week of Growth.
|Pray about how you have grown over the last year and what ways would you like to grow as a disciple of Jesus this year.
|Fun With Music
|Pray for Adele, Janice and Kate as they lead the Fun with Music group.
|Pray for all our Small Groups, especially pray for Bill and Jen Rate as they lead the Connect group this morning.
|Pray for the parish Council as they discern where the Holy Spirit is leading John Knox Rangiora next.
|Prayer Meeting at Church
|Pray for our Craft Group.
Come and join us for worship and prayer at church from 1.30pm in the Stewart Room.
|Pray for a Ministry Leader for our Discipleship/Resourcing Ministry.
|Pray for God’s refreshing and that the Holy spirit will energise and encourage us for His mission.
A week of the Building Project
|What Has God revealed to you? A word, an image, a verse, a tongue? Would you be comfortable sharing this? In a journal, online or during our Worship time?
|Building Management Team
|Pray for our Building Management Team
|Ask God to bring clarity to the project, for channels of information to get to the right people.
|Consider how God might use you to help resource the Church Rebuild project.
|Building Project Team
|Pray for the best shape and form of the church rebuild according to God’s mission.
|Hard Knox Café
|Pray for the youth of Rangiora and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit around what part we play.
|Find a quiet place at home and sit in silence for 15 min. May the silence of God refresh your soul.
A week of Outreach
|What is God saying to us? Write on a post-it and put this on the notice board by the building plans in the foyer.
|Pray for the families coming to Fun With Music
|Pancake Breakfast: Join us for Pancakes for breakfast from 7-9am at church. Invite someone!! (Gold coin donation)
|Evening Service: Come to our Ash Wednesday Service for the start of Lent. Invite someone!
|Prayer Meeting at Church
|Come and Pray for our community together. Prayer and Worship from 1.30pm in the Church.
|List all the Community Engagements
|Think of all the ways we connect with our community in the name of Jesus. Both individually and corporately.
|Open to God
|Read 1 Samuel 3:10-11. Ask God to speak… and then be silent…
|Come together to share what we feel God might be saying to us. Bring a plate and have a shared lunch after Church.
Only partake as you feel comfortable. Be mindful of your health and safety when you consider fasting a meal or meals.
Option 1: Identify specific days during our season that have more meaning for you. Plan to fast from food on a particular meal during that day. Do this on as many occasions as you feel called.
Option 2: Similar to Option 1 but fast from food for a whole day. Again, do this on as many days as you feel called.
We want to feedback to the wider Church community the words and images we believe God is revealing to us. This is important as we discern the heart of Jesus for John Knox Rangiora and our journey moving forward. Your feedback and discernment will encourage the voice of God to be revealed by others and will be a wonderful message for the Church in our year ahead. This can be done in a number of ways:
- Journal: Either write/draw in the Church Journals each Sunday as we gather or during the week.
- Email: Email Tracy in the office at any time and she will compile this into the journal for others to read.
- Respond on the Church facebook page. A link for this can be found here
(Please, no anonymous responses, we are a church family and will respond as a church family.)