GCF: Let us pray

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” -Acts 2:42

As a GCF community, we frequently break bread together-literally. (Thanks to all the faithful bread-bringers for making this possible!) I’d say every week we spend time in fellowship together, connecting with and learning about each other. We periodically devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching (and to the other parts of Scripture) when we have Bible studies or discussions.

This week, as we approach Lent, we will be spending time in prayer together.

For ourselves.

For our communities.

For God’s world.

We don’t often have the opportunity to share our joys, our needs, our grief with each other and to pray for each other. We don’t often have the opportunity to join together to lament the brokenness of this world and to praise God for glimpses of hope in it.

Yet it is very important for us to do so.

So there’s not much more for me to say about this Thursday.

If you need a community to listen, come.

If you would like someone to pray for you or with you, come.

If you would like to offer support to or rejoice with your friends, come.

If you are more comfortable listening and praying silently, come.

6pm – breaking bread, fellowship (reminder email to come)

7:15ish – prayer (we’ll be using various forms of prayer over the course of the evening)

I look forward to seeing you there.

Take care,

Sara Gerritsma DeMoor

Upcoming events:

1. Next week’s GCF, February 18th: Mid-semester potluck and party! Get thinking about what you might contribute to the feast…and we’ll get together to relax and unwind with food and games and conversation to mark the middle of the semester.

2. Our very own Naoko is helping to organize the following event in support of Romero House, which is led by Mary Jo Leddy (she came to speak to us last year at GCF). Consider supporting this very worthwhile event!

Massey Presents An Arts Gala Benefit For Romero House for refugees! This event will take place on March 28th, 2010, @7.30pm, at the Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto. This event is co-sponsored by Massey College, Romero House and The Church of the Holy Trinity, and it seeks to bring together performers, musicians, from the Massey college family and beyond, with the purpose of both raising some cash that Romero House could well use to help giving their work and witness even more exposure.

You can find more information at the event’s blog, www.mcpresents.blogspot.com

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