Lent 4, Mothering Sunday
Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ann Fowler and Barry Broughton.
Remember also in your prayers our sheep farmers who are working towards the end of lambing, and thank you that the lambs are mostly out and enjoying the sunshine and that hopefully the crops may be planted soon. Give thanks for the spring flowers and songbirds brightening up the longer days.
In our wider prayers we remember the Deanery of Greater Northampton and its Rural Dean, Beverley Hollins.
Don’t forget our very own daily Lent Blog which can be accessed via the Benefice website, www.wellandfosse.org,
If you have now received your stewardship form, please consider prayerfully how you might respond. We hope our campaign can be completed by Easter Day.
South Luffenham Church is open all day, every day, for private prayer.
A Thought and Prayer for Hard Times:
In this our first Sunday under restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we remember and give thanks for all mothers and remember those whose mothers are no longer with us, especially those who have lost their mothers just recently. We remember especially all those affected by this pandemic, which now is all of us but some more than others. You might want to use this short prayer to help pray in love for those who so desperately feel the need for love at this time.
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health and making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours. Amen.
Simon Aley, Ordinand.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens