A year ago on Saturday 3rd July 2010, we celebrated the opening of Goldthorpe Pentecostal Community Church on Market Street.

The journey of how we came to be in this building, how we renovated it and how we celebrated the Grand Opening can be found on the St Mark’s blog:

And if you want to read about the Open Day in particular, that’s found in July 2010
You can scroll back through the months to see how it all started.

It’s important to remember what God has done. Ps 119:55 talks about remembering God’s name so that we may keep His law. Isaiah says, “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Is 46:9) We are all too prone to forget what God has said or what God has done in the stresses and strains of our ordinary lives.

Perhaps that’s why Jesus commanded us to break bread regularly, taking the opportunity to remember His sacrifice for us and to keep our eyes focussed on Him. (Luke 22:19) He knew that without a regular ‘date’ with remembrance, we’d forget even the greatest thing He has done for us.

Let’s remember all that God has done for us, celebrating the miracle and wonder of how we came to be in this amazing building, reaching out to the community, seeing God at work in Goldthorpe. Let’s remember also all the things God has done for us and hold on to all He has promised to do for us, promises which we as yet don’t see fulfilled. He who promised is faithful (Heb 10:23).

“Lord, we remember You
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship You
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to Your invitation
We remember You.” (‘Remembrance’, Matt Redman)