Welcome to All Saints' Church here in Doddinghurst as we join in "Thy Kingdom Come" between Ascension and Pentecost!
Have you ever had to wait for something special to happen? Perhaps a holiday you booked a whole year ago? Perhaps a special anniversary or birthday?
2,000 year ago the friends of Jesus were waiting expectantly for something special to happen. Jesus had promised them his Holy Spirit after he had returned to God his Father at his Ascension. The Holy Spirit would come to empower them giving them courage and joy to proclaim the Good News about Jesus!
They did not quite know what to expect but they waited in hope and they were not disappointed! The Holy Spirit came to them at Pentecost and a special birthday took place- the birthday of the Church!
From that day to this the Good News continues to be shared all over the world. Christians still use this period between Ascension Day ( May 10th) and Pentecost ( May 20th) to wait on God and to pray afresh that the gift of the Holy Spirit will enable many more to know the love of the Lord Jesus in their lives. Here at All Saints’ we are joining in this global prayer movement called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and we invite you to join with us.
You could join in our Resurrection Prayer Stations time of worship on Friday May 18th 12noon for 20 mins in Church. You could pray at home using this web site or our facebook page for resources or a leaflet available in the Church. You could join our ‘prayer relay
’ or our ‘extreme prayer challenge
’. If all this sounds a bit daunting- then simply pray the words ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ at the start of each day and God will do the rest!
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With every good wish,
Rev'd Ann Coleman