The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday 17th October 2021: Trinity XX
- Please pray for the sick including Judith Piggott, Sylvia Martin and Derek Barker. Pray too for the departed especially for Jane Williams, giving thanks for her faithful ministry as churchwarden of Morcott.
- We welcome Archdeacon Gordon as our preacher at Tixover this morning, 9.30 am.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am. Compline is on Thursday at 6pm.
- Next Sunday, 24th October, we are in church at Duddington, 9.30 am for Holy Communion and the baptism of Alba Scott at 11 am. Please remember her and her parents in your prayers. At 11 am Holy Communion is at South Luffenham and Zoom at 11 am also.
- Face Masks: up until now we have encouraged people to wear face masks in church but with the break between infections and hospitalization, the immunization rate and the space and airiness of our churches we invite you now to wear a mask or not, as you feel most comfortable. The Covid restrictions on the Holy Communion service will continue.
- Thanks for your support for the Rectory Yard Sale.
- The county Council, working with Leicestershire, are busy housing Afghan refugees in our area. They have asked us to hold fire on further donations as the critical need at the moment is detached housing. If you can help for at least a year, please visit the government website for refugees.
Sunday 24th October 11am Holy Communion (please note time!).
Sunday November 14th 9.30am Service of Remembrance.
Sunday November 28th 9.30am Holy Communion.
Starting on Monday 1st Nov at 3.30pm at North Luffenham School, a new joint venture between St Mary’s Church, South Luffenham and St John’s Church, North Luffenham – Community Church aimed at children and their parents/carers. Fun, food, crafts and songs based on a Bible story. On Monday 15th November we will meet in South Luffenham Village Hall. Anyone from our benefice is very welcome to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
What do angels do?
We don’t often chat about angels over the Sunday morning toast and coffee. Yet, if you have seen angel cards around the villages in our benefice over the last few weeks, then you might know at least some of the answers. Angels announce things. They invite us to participate in the good stuff, but also sometimes warn about possible consequences when the world gets itself in a pickle. Perhaps most importantly of all, angels are a sign of hope. We aren’t left to struggle alone.
Angels feature, of course in the bible. They are mentioned at least 273 times. They adorn Christmas cards and table decorations, including those charming chimes from Norway. They feature in various guises in old master paintings or modern films. Like puppies, angels aren’t just for Christmas.
This afternoon, everyone in the benefice is invited to gather in St Mary’s, Morcott. We’ll be there to remember those who have been lost in the dark days of the pandemic; we’ll honour kindness prompted by harsh conditions or sad moments; we’ll dedicate ourselves to the spirit of hope which angels often represent. Why not come along? Bring an angel with you and hear the song written just for today. It ends with these words:
For those who by their work our strength renew
Not by mere words but what they chose to do
For angels who bring hope and joy from you
We thank you Lord, we thank you Lord
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens