Wednesday, 30 October 2013

NBA Prayers for 3rd November - New Silksworth Independent Methodist Church (Sunderland)

Give Thanks for:
God's faithfulness and goodness to us.
On going links with Local Schools through assemblies and school harvest festival service held in the Church.
Answers to prayer for the health issues of the membership.

Pray For:
Church – its leadership and direction for the future.
Christmas outreach initiatives and possibilities that this will bring.
Church Membership – particularly those with health issues and concerns.
For the Church as it considers use of the premises for "Community groups" and opportunities to serve in this way.

Ministers: Alan Bickle & Bill Sewell

Monday, 7 October 2013

NBA Prayers for 27th October - Lakeside BC (Sunderland)

We are truly grateful to the Lord that Ian Wren and his wife Maureen (Independent Methodists from Hetton-le-Hole) have accepted our 100% unanimous call to be our new Pastor. Ian will begin his ministry among us in January 2014. No date has been set yet for Ian's Induction Service. With Ian and Maureen's coming we are convinced that the best days of the Church lie before us.
We give thanks to the Lord for the ministry of Mike Cross our present Pastor who will be serving until the end of the year, after 8 years of service at Lakeside BC.

That the Lord will prepare us for Ian and Maureen's coming as we work together in this new and exciting chapter in the life of Lakeside BC.
That the Lord will raise up workers for the children's work so that the baton can be passed on to others by those who have served long and faithfully in this ministry.
For the change in timing of the Bible Study and Prayer Meeting to Tuesday evening, that more will feel that they can take advantage of this opportunity to come together in this way.
For those in the Fellowship who are feeling the weight of their years, that the Lord will sustain them and continue to make them a blessing to us.

Pastor: Mike Cross

NBA Prayers for 20th October - Alnwick BC

Giving thanks

Two marriages within the church over the last few months and a baptism planned for the end of October.
An encouraging recent weekend with a team from New Wine, looking at the prophetic and healing gifts.

Prayer for wisdom and guidance
The church is considering how to become more effective as a missional community. This may mean new ways of doing church - please pray for guidance, wisdom and unity as we consider how to move forward.
We are appointing a new manager for our CAP centre, starting later this year. Please give thanks for Bill, who is retiring from this post, and pray for John as he gets ready to start in the role.

Prayer for people
A number of people within the church are facing ongoing challenging situations of poor health, bereavement or other problems - please pray for Christ's love and power to be poured out among us.

Pastor: Rev David Archer

NBA Prayers for 13th October

Give thanks for:
God's faithfulness – especially as we have celebrated it in Harvest services.
The opportunities we have to work together and encourage one another.
The encouraging giving of our churches to support God's work through Home Mission.
The good opportunities that opened up for Darrel and Faith Grice (from Texas) as they ministered in Lithuania as a further expression of our link with Baptists in that country.

Pray for:
The Association's Assembly 'Hope in the Word' on 19th October at Bethany Christian Centre with Lina Andronoviene.
Those who returned to our churches through Back to Church Sunday / The Big Welcome.
New ministers coming into the area: Simon Burin to Enon in Sunderland and Glen Cormack to New Life in Northallerton.
Those serving in the Association Team – especially a newly appointed Regional Minister (hopefully to be announced soon) and Elaine Joy, a P.A to support John.

supplied by Rev John Claydon (Regional Minister, Team Leader & Pastoral)

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

NBA Prayers for 6th October - Grange Road Baptist Church (Jarrow)

Praise God for:

  • Those attending our ALPHA course
  • The willingness of those prepared to undertake new areas of responsibility within the Church.
  • The forthcoming year of 2014, which will commemorate 150 years of Baptist Witness in Jarrow.

Pray for:

  • Our continuing seeking of God's will in regard to the future leadership of the church.
  • Our plans to hold a series of special events to commemorate 150 years of Baptist Witness in Jarrow in 2014.

Minister: Rev Roy Merrin