Let’s Meet – Dan McSharry
St Martin’s welcomed Dan McSharry as our new youth worker in September 2015 and it was a pleasure to meet him in the Church Centre for a chat about his life and vision for youth work in Desford. Dan was born in Kettering and brought up in Wellingborough. His father is a railway signalling engineer and, when Dan was younger, his mother was a volunteer worker with people with learning difficulties. He has two older brothers: one leads a church in Loughborough and also works for “Home for Good”, a Christian charity for adoption and fostering. His other brother is training to be an accountant. Dan’s mother became a Christian when Dan was born and he attended church regularly from an early age. Read more..
St Martin's Church Desford is hosting a community event on Saturday 4th June. In celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday we are holding a Tea for the Queen Community Event in front of St Martin's Church -Timetable as follows:-
12-2pm We are serving lunches to raise funds for charities and also to support our youth work
2.00 -5.00pm - Bring a picnic and take part in our Tea for the Queen event (tables and chairs provided but bring a rug for the floor just in case . We will be selling cream teas, Enderby Brass Band will be playing,
We are aiming to lay a mile of 10p to raise funds for the Queen's charities, -There will be free children's crafts
We will facilitate old fashioned children's games, sack race, 3 legged race, egg and spoon race.
We are giving away souvenir booklets (one per family)
Children's hat/dress up encouraged, bring a flag so we can get patriotic with the band playing & pray for good weather please.
Archbishops call for “Great Wave of Prayer”
for Evangelism during Pentecost
THY KINGDOM COME
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting churches to pray for the evangelisation of the nation during the week before Pentecost Sunday.
Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost from 8th-15th May let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy in sharing this life-transforming faith.
“At the heart of our prayers will be the words that Jesus himself taught us – “thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” It is impossible to overstate the life-transforming power of the Lord’s Prayer. It is a prayer that is reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas. It is famous enough to be spoken each day by billions in hundreds of languages and yet intimate enough to draw us ever closer into friendship with Jesus Christ. It is simple enough to be memorised by small children and yet profound enough to sustain a whole lifetime of prayer. When we pray it with sincerity and with joy, there is no imagining the new ways in which God can use his glory.”
Check out the powerful videos on www.thykingdom.co.uk
As a church at St. Martin’s Desford, let us join in this wave and continue it as part of our special year of prayer.