Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sunday Service in Budrio - Acts 5:17-42

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.

We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.

At 10.00 am we'll enjoy our family time together with a lovely breakfast.

we'll continue with Stefano our series on the Book of Acts.
Maria and Erica will lead the time with
the little ones engaging on the same topic,
looking together at Acts 5:42.

Stefano will preach from Acts 5:17-42.  
We'll engage with God's Word, seeing how in Christ we can Disobey to Obey and be Honoured in being Dishonoured!

Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men...
...Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ. 
Acts 5:29, 41-42 (ESV)

Tomorrow, in following the pattern of Acts 1:8, we'll begin our service with a time of prayer characterized by thanksgiving and casting a vision for God's work in our community and globally.

We'll then begin to pray for "our home",
we'll intercede for the needs of our church-family,
for those unwell and in the spiritual and practical need.

Then we'll pray for "our neighbour", this week we'll pray for 
Budrio's TownHall and the social services,
who invited us to participate at the planning meeting 
for the next food-bank collection.

This is a great door to be present in the community living out the Gospel with Jesus' servant attitude!

Then we'll pray for "the end of the earth",
this week we'll intercede for France after the terrorist attack,
we'll pray for the families of the victims and of the terrorists.

We'll pray for the Acts29 church Eglise du Val D'Europe nearby Paris and their witness to their community in this moment.

We'll also pray for Kristin Gilmore who is soon leaving for a short-term experience serving with Arabian Gulf YfC.