The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday 6 June 2021: Trinity 1
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ray Bailey, Sylvia Martin, Derek Barker, Suzie Clements, Judith Piggott, Jane Williams, John and Tricia Williams. Pray too for the departed.
- Pray too for our PCC’s preparing for their Annual Meetings.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am.
- Next Sunday, 13th June, we are in church at South Luffenham at 9.30 am with the Zoom Service at 11am.
- The wardens meet on 8 June at 7.30pm in Barrowden Church.
- Duddington holds its APCM on 10 June in church at 11 am.
- Barrowden invites you to their Open Gardens on 12 & 13 June.
- Congratulations to Annabelle Holland for raising over £500 for Christian Aid during several mammoth walks!
Sunday 13th June 9.30am Morning Worship (AR).
Sunday 27th June 9.30am Holy Communion (CA).
‘Still Time’ (a time for silent prayer) in South Luffenham Church on Fridays from 10.30-11am. All are welcome to pop in for a few moments of stillness.
The library will be back in the Village Hall from this week on Fridays 11am -12 noon.
MEDITATION: by Vince Cross
Before the Lord’s Prayer in many services the invitation runs: ‘Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us…’
So have you ever suffered from ‘imposter syndrome’? This is the idea that at some point in an activity we catch ourselves thinking: ‘Am I a hypocrite or what! Of all people, I have no right to be talking with authority on this subject, no right to tell other people what to do, no right to have been gifted by God with these particular blessings. I am not worthy!’
Many of us will have experienced a loss of confidence. If you play sport, it’s probably a familiar feeling. You think too much about what you’re doing, and the putt goes wide. You look down, and you fall off the wire. Ditto with playing a musical instrument. You think you might play a wrong note, and lo and behold, you actually do. You remember an unkind comment a work colleague has made, and suddenly you’re crippled in the process of a simple task you’ve done a thousand times before.
As Christians we know we’ve all ‘sinned and fallen short’. But we also know we’re God’s unique creation and we’re special to him. He ‘gets’ what makes us tick but loves us nonetheless, and so we can confidently pray ‘Our Father’, in the knowledge that God will never reject us. He will uphold us in the jobs he has for us to do. He will indeed keep our feet from falling.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens.