Prayer News November 2022
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.” [Rom 12:8-14]
Practicing hospitality was a key part of Celtic Christianity, and it is a key part of what we are seeking to develop at Sannox as we build and develop a centre based on the principles of personal devotion to God,
After the restrictions of the past two years, we are looking forward to a full year of welcoming resident guests and day visitors to Sannox. In preparation for that, there was a gathering over the last weekend in October. Most of those present had previously been involved in ‘hosting’ at Sannox. They explored the scriptural basis for hospitality, worshipped together, studied the recently produced Sannox Liturgy and how it should be used as part of the daily ‘rhythm of prayer’, discussed how flexibility can be introduced and reviewed the practical aspects of serving as a host. It was a valuable time of reconnecting with faithful hosts who have served the Sannox vision for several years , welcoming new hosts and of laying a strong foundation for serving those who come to Sannox in 2023.
Practicing hospitality is one of the ways we share the ‘love of Jesus’ with those we meet. It is one of the ways we will build the ‘community’ we believe God wishes to establish on the beautiful Isle of Arran, both at the special place of His presence we know as Sannox, and further afield as we practice hospitality wherever and whenever we are called to.
Lord we give you thanks for…
Please pray for…
The monthly Sannox Saturdays – special times of worship, prayer and teaching – continue on the first Saturday of each month up to the end of the year, normally at 2 pm in Sannox Church. The programme for the rest of this year is:
5 November Andrew Clark
Andrew will be leading on ‘The Way of Blessing’, exploring how we can step into the purposes of God to bless people and the nations.
3 December Andy Hall & Celtish
This will be a special Sannox Saturday. In the morning Andy Hall will teach on the Second Advent of Jesus. In the afternoon we will welcome back Celtish for their second concert – this time with a special Advent/Christmas theme – definitely not to be missed! The programme for the day is:
11.00am Coffee/Tea on arrival
There is no registration fee, but an offering will be taken to meet costs and give a gift to Celtish. To help those planning accommodation, refreshments etc., let us know by phone or email if you plan to come.
At the time of writing there are two rooms free at Dundarroch for 2/3/4 December. Please contact us if you would like to book one.
November Prayer Gathering
Our next Friends of Sannox prayer gathering is at 8.00pm on Monday 7 November. We look forward to praying and worshipping together with as many of you as possible. Prayer underpins all we seek to do for the advancement of God’s Kingdom – please join us if you can.
The login details are – please note these are different from October:
Meeting ID: 847 1105 3697
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The Sannox Prayer
“Today I choose to stand in this place you have called me to,
We bless you in the name of Jesus, to receive all that the Father has for you, and we thank you for your continuing support of His work at SCC. Be blessed and protected in all you do for the Kingdom, in the mighty and beautiful name of Jesus.
The Trustees of Sannox Christian Centre