As previously advised, Sunday 2nd February will see the election for new Church Councillors and Elders, following the services at Lismore UCA and Jarman churches. This is to bring more people onboard to cope with the demands of the church at this time. Please stay after the services and ensure you cast your vote. Sunday 9th February will see the Commissioning of all church leaders (including those new Councillors and Elders) for 2020.
Please keep all our church leaders in your prayers.
Lord, please help our church leaders to be steadfast in Your work. Help them to know that their toil is not in vain. May they not be distracted, discouraged or doubtful and thus neglect the spiritual gift You have given them. Give them the tenacity to take great pains to maintain the path You have cleared for them and to be committed to the work You have laid before them. Lord protect their sense of confidence in You. Grace them to not misplace any confidence in the flesh (their own accomplishments or the abilities of other people). Direct them to draw near to Your throne of grace with confidence for their every need.
Lord, I pray that You would send a spirit of encouragement to them so that they might walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which they have been called; lead them to walk with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for those around them in love, and that they would be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Lord of peace, equip our leaders in every good thing to do Your will, working in our church that which is pleasing in Your sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.