Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sunday Service in Budrio - Acts 9:1-31


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 time as a church family
with a lovely breakfast together.

At 10.30 am we'll continue with Stefano
our series on the Book of Acts.



Tomorrow we'll interact with Acts 9:1-30 and we'll engage
with Paul's conversion.These will be the main headings: 

I. A sighted who is blind, or a blind man who sees well?
II. An extraordinary conversion, or an ordinary conversion? 


Jenny will lead the time with
the little ones engaging on
the same topic, looking together
at Acts 9:1-31.

Together we'll see how Paul's conversion follows the same pattern of every conversion:

1. Gospel: It's Christ who comes to us through his Word,

2. Community: It's Christ who saves us and makes us active members of his family,

3. Mission: It's Christ who is at our side while together we witnesses the Gospel at home, in our neighbourhood and to the ends of the earth.



Tomorrow, in following the pattern of Acts 1:8, we'll start 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 pray for "our home" interceding for those who are sick,
especially for Jonathan's parents in UK.


We'll pray for "our neighbour" in our community in Budrio,
especially for the coming food-bank collection,
in which we are going to be involved!







Then we'll pray for "the end of the earth".
After the visit last week of Annette's sister and her family who were missionaries in Ukraine, we'll pray especially for this troubled country and the church there!