The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday 26th July 2020: Trinity VII
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Bishop John and his wife and Janette Saunders (all with Coronavirus), Barry Broughton, Betty Tyler, Graham Robinson, Catherine Tanser, David Bradshaw and Derek Barker.
- We pray also for all those who put their lives in danger to serve others suffering from Coronavirus and for those who have lost their jobs in the crisis.
- Zoom services continue throughout the week, including Sunday, 10am (via firstname.lastname@example.org) but today we begin a gradual return to church with worship in Barrowden Church at 11am and next week (2nd August) at South Luffenham, 11am.
- “5 More Steps to Kick-start Prayer” Go to the benefice website: wellandfosse.org
- Zoom bible studies in St. Mark’s Gospel will continue on Tuesday 28 July at 7.30pm.
Church is open for private prayer every day from 10am – 4pm.
There will be a service at South Luffenham next Sunday – 2nd August at 11am (not the usual 9.30am).
The church will open 10am-4pm each Sunday for private prayer.
I am not the best organised person and consequently spend (waste?) a great deal of time looking for things that never seem to be in the right place. Generally the thing I am looking for is something simple like a birthday card that I know I bought ages ago or a favourite mug. But sometimes the thing is really important, such as the insurance policies or a bill which needs paying.
You know what it’s like. You begin looking in the obvious places, then the maybe- places and eventually anywhere with a rising degree of panic. And so much time has passed but the sense of relief when it is found is almost overwhelming.
Many people find that they are unhappy with the way of life they live and want something more and better. During the lockdown situation many found themselves taking stock of their lives and wondering if indeed there was more than they had previously thought was sufficient. Many spend time searching within their hearts.
Jesus told stories about searching for the greatest treasure and then giving up everything to attain it. The first disciples left their families, homes and jobs to follow Christ because they believed they had found in him the deepest meaning for life and union with God. Many were persecuted and gave up their lives. What would we give up to follow Jesus?
Prayer: Help us to search for you, O Lord, and to follow you wherever you take us. Amen.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens