The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday 17th January 2021: Epiphany II
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Janette Saunders, Bishop John Holbrook, and Will Beattie.
- Please pray for the souls of Sheila Saunders, Victor Coster and Sheila Ervin who all died in the last week
- Today, the Zoom Service will be at 11am.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am., given that the pandemic still rages around us. Compline is on a Thursday at 6pm. If you would like an invitation, please contact Sally Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Next Sunday, 24th January, the Zoom service will be at 11am.
ALL OF OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:
MORCOTT: Sundays from 10am to 3pm
BARROWDEN: Every day from 10am to 3pm
SOUTH LUFFENHAM: Every day from 10am to 4pm
TIXOVER anytime by request at Manor Farm
DUDDINGTON Every day from 10am to 4pm
MEDITATION FOR JANUARY 17TH 2021
When I was about six I was the member of a gang. It comprised about seven of us mostly boys who all lived in the same street. We were fortunate to have a park opposite which had been left to grow weeds during the war years and no one had quite got round to sorting it out. It was a paradise for six year olds!
The boys were definitely the leaders and I followed them. One day they had a really good idea to climb the trees, hide and shout very rude words to passers- by knowing we were hidden. Unfortunately we were not very discerning about who we shouted at and my father recognised my voice. I will leave to your imaginations the discussion which followed!
That is an example of following others and not thinking through what was happening. Even as an adult I have not always made good decisions through accepting the advice of others and not following what in my heart I knew was the right way. We always have the choice to decide which path we take and sometimes it makes little difference but sometimes a decision can influence our whole life.
This is what the disciples found when they decided to give up everything to follow Christ. Many of them gave their lives in his service. We may not be asked to give so much but the rewards of the love of Christ are overwhelming, knowing that his advice will be the right way to go.
God bless you in your decisions