"You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart"
At our recent "All Welcome!" service we talked about why there are situations where the world seems to be struggling. We then created two lists: the first where we could help or make a difference. The second for things that our outside our control and where there is a need for God to intervene. We then prayed over our two lists; they are attached here if you would also like to pray with us. Our reading today was from Luke 18:1-8 where the Widow's persistence enable her to receive justice. We also pray for persistence in our prayers.
We are a prayerful church. If you would like to be prayed for or to meet someone at the Church, please call the church office. After every 10am service members of the prayer team are available to pray with anyone who requires prayer.
Saint Mark’s pastoral team comprises of a small group of people, who support the Vicar in the pastoral work in the community of Kempshott. Together we aim to serve the needs of both our congregation and people who live within the parish.
As lay pastors we are not professionals although we have attended some training courses, so we support people as friends and listeners in what we hope is a sensitive and encouraging way.
As well as visits we sometimes deliver a card or flowers on behalf of the church.
We are very aware of the need for complete confidentiality and trust. In order to be effective and useful we do depend on information about when we can be helpful being given to us by both members of the congregation or our clergy.
We have a special relationship with the residents of Buckingham Court, working with the warden of the complex. We hold occasional services at Easter, Harvest and Christmas, when we are joined by Kempshott Junior School Choir who sing to us and with us. These services are led by our Vicar plus regular Communion services. All these events take place in the community hall on Buckingham Court and are supported by members of the pastoral team.
We like to feel that we are making a valuable contribution to the work and outreach of Saint Mark’s and would be happy to speak to anyone who thinks we could be helpful in any way.
All our pastoral carers have appropriate DBS clearance for working with vulnerable adults.
Please contact the church office during office hours, or leave a message if you would like someone to contact you.