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National Prayer Weekend 2016

// September 1st, 2016 // Comments Off // Ian's blogs, News, Sean's blogs

This year the National Prayer Weekend is on 23rd-25th September. We believe prayer changes things because we’ve experienced it time and time again. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to send us their prayer requests – no matter how big or how small. We’re contacting friends, neighbours, colleagues, schools, businesses, politicians – in fact everyone we can think of! If you’ve got a prayer request then send it to prayer@hopechurchstoke.co.uk or use the form on our prayer page.

If you want to join in then we’ve got special prayer meetings on Friday 23rd 7.30-9.00pm and Saturday 24th 9.00-10.30am. We’ll also be having a special prayer-focused service on Sunday morning at the usual time of 10.30-12.00.

Click here for more information on the National Prayer Weekend.

Apocalypse Now

// July 24th, 2016 // Comments Off // Ian's blogs, News, Sean's blogs

Today we come to the end of our series ‘Apocalypse Now’. We’ve gone through the entire book of Revelation but concentrated on what it means for us today, rather than just a vision of the future. You can listen to the teaching via our podcasts and there’s a lot of extra detail in these study notes. Hope you have an amazing time learning about this stuff!

Week of Prayer, Pentecost 2016

// May 7th, 2016 // Comments Off // Ian's blogs, News, Sean's blogs

Next Sunday, 15th May, is Pentecost Sunday. Originally Pentecost was a kind of harvest festival that celebrated the gathering of the early wheat crop, and it was always 50 days after the passover. However, there was one particular day of Pentecost that changed its meaning forever. Jesus promised that, after he had died and risen again, he would send the Holy Spirit to be with us. You can read Acts 2 to discover how it happened.

This week we’re setting aside time to pray and listen to God in the run up to Pentecost. On Sunday, instead of a talk, we’ll be asking people to share their thoughts and experiences from the week, especially those things the Holy Spirit prompts people to say to the church. In order to help you focus you can download these daily thoughts.

There are some extra, prayer focused, activities this week too

Monday 9th – Hope Suite open for prayer 7.30 – 9.00pm

Tuesday 10th – Hope Suite open for prayer 8.00am – 2.00pm,
Speaker at Beacon house of prayer 7.30pm

Wednesday 11th – Hope Suite open for prayer 6.00 – 8.00am
Life groups will have a prayer focus

Thursday 12th – Hope Suite open for prayer 10.00am – 12 noon
Life groups will have a prayer focus