The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices
Service at 11.00 am.
This Sunday (15th August) Songs Of Praise on the Parish Field (behind the Village Hall). Please join us for a good sing followed by tea and coffee in the Village Hall.
Next Sunday, 22nd August, there is a Holy Communion service at South Luffenham at 9.30am led by Rev James Saunders. Please note that if you are coming by car The Boot Inn have very kindly given permission to use their car park. Please use this facility if you are able, to alleviate parking issues near Church. There will also be a Zoom service at 11am
Holy Communion at 9.30am.
Because of the circumstances of the past eighteen months, it is a long time since I went to the sea. Living in a land locked county it is not easy to venture to the North Sea but last week I went to the Northumberland coast of my childhood and was reminded again of the power and beauty of the ocean. It brought back many memories of walking along a cold, deserted beach on Boxing Day with my parents and aunt and then with extended family as we introduced partners to this rite.
The sea has always fascinated me and has so many moods over which we have no control. It is different every time we visit, with the tides and the waves and the sky making a whole. Last week I saw the sea in many modes; crashing onto the rocks; lapping the sand; smooth and still. It can soothe and calm or disturb and shock.
Sometimes our lives can be like the sea. At times we feel peaceful and serene whereas at other times we feel disturbed and unhappy. None of us escapes the tragedies and distress of the life we live here on earth, but we can find peace.
The disciples were afraid when their little boat was being tossed about by the sudden storm which blew up on the Sea on of Galilee. Jesus was sleeping in the stern but awoke and calmed the waves. He does that in our lives if we let him. He will quieten our souls and give us peace. What about giving him the chance?
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens.