Welcome to our Sunday Service for 28th June which is a special Leprosy Mission Service, brought to us by staff from the Leprosy Mission. There is no Service Transcript this week but we shall be circulating a prayer sheet from TLM to those who do not view the service. This is available in the section on the Leprosy Mission below.
THE LEPROSY MISSION
We thank The Leprosy Mission for this morning’s service. It supplements well our series on justice based on Isaiah 61:1-3, as leprosy sufferers are amongst the poorest and most marginalised in communities where leprosy is common. For more information about TLM, please log on to http://www.leprosymission.org.uk
If you wish to donate a gift to the mission, you can do that online at https://leprosymission.netdonor.net/page/62521/donate
You can download their latest prayer material from here:
https://www.leprosymission.org.uk/get-involved/pray/ (click on “download our latest prayer update” to open the pdf and print it off).
In the Weekly Sheet there is also a page from TLM on the changes the Government is making to its intenational aid arrangments which potentially threaten funding for projects to address leprosy that TLM are involved in. Please consider your response to this.
LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN
Please read the latest information about changes to the coronavirus lockdown also here on the News and Info. section of the website. It is important that we have completed questionnaires from as many as possible to help us to plan our next steps. You can download a version in Word to complete and, or one to print off and send by post.
FOR REFLECTION AND DISCUSSION
“God’s time is in our hands.” Read Luke 12:22-31 and Psalm 31:14-16
- How did we fill our lockdown time? Did we grow spiritually? Where do we grow from here, whether our experience of it was negative or positive?
- One way that was suggested in the service was that we give attention to what others see different in us. What is that “something different” that they should see? How do we acheive that?
- We saw in the video that life for poorer people in many lands, including those where leprosy is still common, was very different to ours during lockdown. How can we make a difference in those places and have we learnt anything during lockdown which might make our approach different from before?