Christmas Service 2013

Come and join us as we gather around the manger and worship this Christmas morning. Christmas begins with Christ. Without Him there’s not much left.

May you be blessed with a fresh knowledge of God’s love for you this Christmas.

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CHRISTMAS MORNING 2013

END OF A PHASE

The final Sunday Service of Golden Valley Church at Innsworth Community Hall took place this morning. The church met together for a time of great celebratory worship and praise.

Meetings have been held in the Innsworth venue for the past two and a half years, and we are grateful for the time we have been able to spend there. However, it is now time to move on to the chapel – renamed ‘the Firehouse’ – in Coney Hill, Gloucester.

Other activities of the church will continue to take place in the Churchdown / Innsworth area.

GOOD FRIDAY

On Good Friday we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ who was crucified on behalf of humanity. Why us it ‘good’? The horrors of crucifixion cannot be called ‘good’. The murder of an innocent man by jealous religious leaders conspiring against Him can’t be called ‘good’. The rejection of One who healed the sick and blessed the poor can’t be described as ‘good’. The mourning of His family and friends can’t be called ‘good’.

Yet it is ‘Good Friday’. It is a memorial of the day when one sinless man – the Son of God, Jesus Christ – was put to death on behalf of the remainder of mankind who had no eternal hope because every one had sinned and missed the mark of God’s glory. God Himself, both just and loving, became a man and received the penalty of sin in Himself as He was crucified on the cross. Now, anyone – however far they have fallen in life – can call on Him because He has paid for their failures Himself, and receive forgiveness and eternal life. That is GOOD! This is the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ. He has loved us to the very end! Why not step into it for yourself this Easter?

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Our Good Friday Service is at 10:00am,

in the Firehouse Chapel, Newton Avenue, Coney Hill, Gloucester, GL4 4NS

BILL O’LEARY PREACHING AT GOLDEN VALLEY

We are very pleased to be welcoming Rev. Bill O’Leary, pastor of Tewkesbury Baptist Church, to preach this coming Sunday.

He has been a good friend and colleague of the leaders of Golden Valley Church for many years, and it is exciting that he will be sharing with us again.

Come along and hear for yourself! Worship will be awesome, and the Presence of God very real.

The service is at 10:30am, at Innsworth Community Hall. Coffee will be served throughout.

Bill’s full bio can be found on the Tewkesbury Baptist Church website.

There will also be a ‘soaking prayer’ session in the afternoon from 2:30 until 3:30.

THE OTHER SIDE

What a fantastic Sunday morning it was in God’s Presence yesterday!! Wow and ‘many wows’ again!! How privileged are we in Golden Valley Church that God in His love and kindness continues to show up at the meetings and connect with us in His awesome holiness.

After giving thanks, as it was Remembrance Sunday, for all those who gave their lives in war so that we could have freedom, and taking time to pray for the personnel and families at our own local NATO unit, wishing to give honour, we began in worship, thanking Jesus for His death that brought us life and freedom, and there was an immediate way open into the Father’s awesome Presence.

It was the kind of morning where we could have stayed there forever, as He continually invited us to come in deeper, as we are!

One was aware of God being there, seeing us, and speaking. How holy it was. How tangibly we were in His Throne Room!!

The speaker later in the meeting was Mick Taylor, regional ‘Catch the Fire’ representative. Mick spoke on ‘Crossing Over to the Other Side’, basing his talk on Mark ch. 5 where Jesus crossed over to the Gadarenes –  a land forgotten and dark. And yet He had an appointment there with a man who was deranged, chained, and rejected, but who despite the demonic in his life, ran to worship Jesus and call for His help. Jesus met him where he was, and healed him, and set him free.

Maybe at this time God is calling us to ‘cross over’ into areas of life that are unfamiliar and even ‘threatening’ to us, and yet where He has divine appointments lined up. What will we do? Stay in the familiar and comfortable (boring), or go on an exciting adventure with Him into new things, and carry His awesome love and presence with us to others who are in need?!!