The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices.
Sunday11 July 2021: Trinity VI
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Sylvia Martin, Margaret and Derek Barker, Sussie Clements, Judith Piggott and Jane Williams. Pray too for the departed. especially Peter Holland.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30 am with Compline on Thursday at 6pm
- Next Sunday we are in church at Tixover at 9.30 am, Morcott at 11 am and on Zoom also at 11 am.
Sunday 11th July Morning Worship (AR).
Sunday 25th July Holy Communion ( CA).
‘Still Time’ every Friday 10.30-11.00 am in Church. Anyone is free to join us for a few minutes of silent prayer.
There is probably a danger in listening to the radio when driving because, unless you are concentrating on the programme (not a good idea!), quite a bit is missed. I was listening to something the other day and it was about the meetings which had occurred on Zoom or Teams. It was stated that there were problems of having meetings in this way because people were not meeting face to face and there was something lost.
We have lost the personal touch recently and most of us have greatly missed it. There is little that is more heart-warming than hearing your name called in greeting and friendship. It is so easy to become isolated and lonely. Many people are still finding it difficult to be around others and we need to be aware of where this isolation is felt. A phone call is a good start to making someone feel better.
Before the pandemic, we took our social occasions for granted because they were always with us! We met for coffee (or something stronger!), for meals, to go to the theatre or cinema without thought. We gathered for parties and for church services without thought but we have all felt the deprivation of human contact. Hopefully, it will make us more aware of others and the great gift that friendship and being together brings. We need our quiet time, but we need to be with others too.
Jesus met many people, and he went to parties enjoying being with others. He had his faithful band of friends where love was given and received. In the confirmation service the amazing words: He has called you by name are said. God knows each one of us and calls our name in greeting and in love. We need friends on earth, but they will not always be there. God is always there, ready to call us by name in greeting.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens