Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life.

What’s On at the Three Churches… Sunday 27th January

Here’s what’s on for the week ahead at St James’ Lower Darwen, St Paul’s Hoddlesden and St James’ Over Darwen. #threechurches At St James’ Lower Darwen…

Sunday 27th

  • 10.00am All Age Worship

Monday 28th

  • 9.00am School assembly in church.
  • 1.00pm St James Stay and Play in church.
  • 5.30pm & 6.30pm Rainbows and Brownies in school.
  • 6.30pm Exercise class in church.

Tuesday 29th

  • 5.00pm & 7.00pm Slimming World in church.

Wednesday 30th

  • 10.00am Art Group in church lounge.
  • 2.00pm Time Aside Bible Study in the Training Unit.
  • 3.30pm After School Drop In.
  • 6.30pm Midweek Communion.
  • 7.00pm M:Power in Training unit.

Thursday 31st

  • 9.30am Nurtured by Hand Baby Massage in Upper Room.

Friday 1st February

  • 3.30pm Local Conversation Youth Group in Upper Room.
  • 6.00pm Friday Night Special

Sunday 3rd

  • 10.00am Holy Communion
  • 11.30am Café Church at Roman Road Library (every fortnight)
  • 2.30pm Café Church Belthorn.

 

At St James’ Over Darwen…

Sunday 27th

  • 11.15am Holy Communion.

Monday 28th

  • 9.30am Prayer meeting in church.

Tuesday 29th

  • 6.00pm Rainbows and Brownies in church.

Wednesday 30th

  • 11.30am Midweek Communion

Friday 1st February

  • 9.30am Toddle Tots in church
  • 3.30pm Friday Special in Church

Sunday 3rd

  • 11.15am All Age Worship

 

And at St Paul’s Hoddlesden…

Sunday 27th

  • 10.00am Holy Communion.

Monday 28th 

  • 7.00pm Evening Service t the Reach

Saturday 2nd February

  • 10.00am Coffee Morning at the Carus Centre.

Sunday 3rd

  • 10.00am All Age Worship.

Our Weekly Message

The Life of the First Church

Acts 2 42-47
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church a daily those who were being saved.

The book of Acts tells us not only of the deeds and achievements of the apostles, but also something of how the early church was run. They prayed and ate together, they sold what they owned and shared with each other, according to need, so all had enough and nobody would go without. They also had no fixed place of worship, instead praying in both the temple and in the various houses they visited. They didn’t just do these things one morning a week either; they lived the Gospel of  Christ and as a result of their example, many joined them.

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