Sunday 29th March 2020
Lent V. Passion Sunday.
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ann Fowler, Archdeacon Gordon Steele and Barry Broughton.
- Pray too for the soul of Ellen Doran (Barrowden/London).
- 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, 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.
- The clocks go forward one hour at 2 am on Sunday!
PASSION SUNDAY MEDITATION
“Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.”
During any national emergency many people cry out to God and the streamed services are being viewed by many more than normally go to church. The Director General of the BBC Sir John Reith once said, “I do not like crises, but I like the opportunities which they supply”.
Today is the beginning of the Passion of Christ, the lead into his death and the resurrection. His death was one of the cruellest which mankind has thought of. The events which transpired during this time were certainly a crisis for the disciples who ran away and denied knowing Jesus but out of all the horror came the joy of peace and everlasting life.
At the moment, life is hard and for some perhaps there is no light at the end but for all of us the love of God is there. Continue burning the candles as a symbol of hope
And however you are feeling, know that prayers are being offered for all of us.
Loving Lord, we cry out to you. Hear our prayer for ourselves and for all those who are ill and hurting in whatever way. We know that you weep with us and wrap us in your love. Amen.
DUDDINGTON: Look out for Village WhatsApp.
MORCOTT: The Good Neighbour scheme should be up and running this weekend. Look for a Leaflet through your letterbox.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens