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The theme 'Our Cup Overflows' was taken from the lectionary readings, Psalm 23 (The Lord's My Shepherd) and Matthew 22: 1-14 (The Parable of the Wedding Banquet), for Sunday 15th October. God is so gracious and we have much to be thankful for but we also need to keep seeking His vision for us individually and as communities of believers, so that we can follow Jesus and be obedient to his will for us.
As part our Circuit's response to the District 24 hours of Prayer and Fasting, Dukinfield church was open from 10am to 7pm on Saturday October 14th.
Visitors were invited to spend time exploring seven Fast and Feast prayer stations, chosen from the list on the District prayer card. Each station was based on a colour of the rainbow. The idea for the colour theme came from the Manchester rainbow prayer, written after the MEN Arena bombing.
At each prayer station people were encouraged to Fast from the negative and Feast on the positive. There was also an area for reflection and relaxation as well as the opportunity for communal prayer.
the M&S District Prayer Card
Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude.
Fast from aquisitive greed; Feast on generous self-giving.
Fast from complaining; Feast on appreciation.
Fast from thoughts that weaken;
Feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from slavery; Feast on freedom.
Fast from the desert of meaninglessness;
Feast on the milk and honey of God's kingdom.
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Church, Ashton- under- Lyne Circuit 2018
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