Pastoral Letter

Pastoral Letter – 20th September

My Dear Friends

‘Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.’
Psalm 105:4

I seem to have spent a great deal of time staring at my computer this week.  In this strange new world, it is the way to attend meetings, attend training courses and even attend prayers.  It does save a lot of travelling and driving but it is very tiring and it is not the same as being in the company of other people.  It is easy in all of this to forget about God in all the busy round of things to do.  This is why this verse from Psalm 105 is so pertinent for us at the moment.  When we are feeling overwhelmed by all that is going on, by all that we see, hear and read in the news we must remember to look to God and seeking his face.  In doing this we gain strength and encouragement, we have hope – this is what sets us apart as Christians.  So, in those times when we are feeling that life in the ‘new normal’ is not what we would like we should, as the old chorus says,

‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in his wonderful face,
Then the things of the earth go strangely dim,
In the light of his glory and grace.’

You will see from our Weekly News that we have planned for the APCM’s in October and we are holding these in church.  Please consider prayerfully the vacancies that we will have for Churchwardens, PCC members and other posts in our church – we are going to need to work together as we continue to emerge from the time of Covid-19.  Please look out for more information as time goes on.

I do hope that you have been able to enjoy the good weather we have had this week – so lovely to see the sun again.

Please continue to pray for each other, as I continue to pray for you during the coming week.

Yours in Christ,

Rev’d Stephen

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