INVITATION TO PRAY AND FAST: SEPTEMBER 2018

INVITATION TO PRAY AND FAST: SEPTEMBER 2018

God gave his people a calendar that would help shape their identity and involve them in rhythms of gospel living. A sketch of the calendar comes to us through Leviticus 23 and then expands in vibrant colour in the writings of the prophets and apostles and in the life of Jesus.

God’s calendar includes an invitation to sacred assembly – gatherings where we orient time and space around extended conversations with our Creator.

The prophet Joel called his countrymen to sacred assembly like this:

‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning…. Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep…’ (Joel 2).

Between this year’s Day of Trumpets and Day of Atonement (10th – 19th September), you are invited to join us as the New Life family gather in sacred assembly for ten days of prayer and fasting. The Prayer Room will be open for extended hours – schedule is below.

Why does NLC include the Day of Trumpets and Day of Atonement in the church calendar? Find out here.

All Sacred Assembly prayer sessions will be facilitated at the NLC Prayer Room (1/177 South Tce) EXCEPT FOR the evening set on Wednesday 19th, which will be at Fremantle Christian College.

Monday 10/9

Open 7am-12pm and 7pm-9pm

Live worship at 9am and 7pm

Tuesday 11/9

Closed

Wednesday 12/9

Open 7am-12pm and 7pm-9pm

Live worship at 9am-11am and 7pm-9pm

Thursday 13/9

No structured sessions, but the room will be open for devotional prayer from 8am-12pm.

Friday 14/9

Open 7am-12pm and 7pm-9pm

Saturday 15/9 – Sunday 16/9

Closed

Monday 17/9

Open 7am-12pm and 7pm-9pm

Live worship at 9am and 7pm

Tuesday 18/9

Closed

Wednesday 19/9 – Venue Change for the evening set!

Open 7am-12pm

Live worship at 9am-11am

VENUE CHANGE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 7pm-9pm at Fremantle Christian College