Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church


Steep Turnpike
Evangelical Church
in Matlock
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Worship Times

11am Sunday Mornings
(also 10.30am first Sundays)
6pm Sunday Evenings
(except first Sundays and during school summer holidays)

It's July

There's tennis at Wimbledon - and cricket here in Matlock. But a few years ago in July, the Olympic Torch was in Matlock, passing our church building to reach the 'kiss point' on Steep Turnpike. The Olympic flame - representing the Olympic flame stolen from the 'gods' - 'kissed' the next torch, to symbolise the uninterrupted spread of the fire between countries and continents.

The flame was expected, and transferred exactly as planned. But years ago, unexpected tongues of flame descended on to the heads of 120 people living in the Middle East, accompanied by a mighty, rushing wind. Those flames represented the Holy Spirit of God - a gift given by the one true God to the followers of Jesus. Such a gift could never be earned or stolen. And with unimaginable power and intensity the fire of God's Spirit spread - and still burns and spreads today. Those who carry it are guaranteed not a moment of fame, but a king's reward.

For the people of Matlock, the Olympic flame was memorable, but not life-changing. In contrast, the inextinguishable Spirit of the living God is the power of the one who promises to change your life - the Lord Jesus Christ. He is worth carrying a torch for.

To find out more, read your Bible, or come to church and hear the great news - we're holding it high, for anyone who chooses to see.

Picture: 2012 Olympic torch at Steep Turnpike, Matlock by Garth Newton

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Prayer in JULY

Thursday Prayer Meetings

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12.12 7.45pm at church:
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July

(for weeks which are not listed, please see home groups info)

more information

Bible Study

JULY Home Groups:
for Bible Study, Prayer & Fellowship

Home Groups: No Home Group Bible Studies during July - on several days

Young Peoples' Bible Study

Saturdays: 4 July, 18 July at 7pm
(Bible Study is every two weeks)
Revolution Worship Event: Next event will be after summer
Social Events: TBA
Details from Andy Blower.

Emmaus Road:
Learning About the Bible

Friday 19 July, 1.30pm at church
(2nd Friday each month)
For everyone, and especially those new to the Bible

Tiptoes Bible Study Group

Mondays, 2pm
Come and ask your questions and find the answers in the Bible while your young children enjoy playing with all the toys.

Christianity Explored

On Request: Christianity Explored is a short course for anyone who would like to know more about who Jesus is and what a Christian really is.

Contact church for details of these and other activities.

Extras in JULY

'Soul Survivor' & 'NCYH Summer Camp'

Both are in progress as you read this...

Walk-in Weekday:
Dads & Children

We used to say 'Dads & Tots',
but all your children are welcome! Dads and Toddlers

Dads and Tots (or Children) is a bloke's breakfast-time get together - with toddlers (and perhaps older children) in tow. It's great! But it only happens one Saturday per school term.

Walk-in Weekday:
Lunchtime Stroll Inn

Stroll Inn lunchtime activity at one of the friendliest of all Matlock Churches The next Stroll Inn Friday is:
3 July 2015
1 August 2015
1 September 2015
Time: 12 noon - 2.00pm

Anyone can 'Stroll Inn' to Steep Turnpike Church (in Matlock) for some friendly company on the first Friday of each month. Enjoy taking the weight off your feet, a relaxing sandwich lunch, homemade cake and and friendly chat .