Welland- Fosse Prayers and Notices
Sunday June 27th 2021
- Please remember in your prayers those who are sick: Ray Bailey, Sylvia Martin, Margaret and Derek Barker, Sussie Clements, Judith Piggott, Jane Williams, John and Tricia Williams.
- Pray too for the departed: Julia Stokes and Maurice Wilkinson.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am with Compline on Thursday at 6pm.
- Services on Sunday 4th July: Duddington 9.30 am.
- Barrowden and Zoom 11 am.
South Luffenham: “Still Time” (a time for silent prayer) in South Luffenham Church on Fridays from 10.30 to 11am. All are welcome to pop in for a few moments of stillness.
I wonder how many times a day we ask questions? Children will ask countless questions and we all know how it starts with one question and leads to “But why?” so many times until patience runs out and the reply is “Just because it is!” Questions are a means of learning and sometimes lead to stories to explain a point. Children generally love a story, especially at bedtime and there is no shortage of wonderful books for them. “The Gruffalo” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” are two of them.
Story-telling has been around for as long as humankind with the first known written story about a thousand years before the Old Testament. It was written on clay tablets in the writing style of ancient Sumer and was known as The Epic of Gilgamesh. It was the story of a two part god and one part man who carried out great feats. Many of the first stories were passed down through the oral tradition and would be told round the fires by the elders of the village. The custom of story-telling is very much ingrained in humanity.
Jesus told many stories which have become well known. The story of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son have such impact about helping others regardless of who they are and forgiving the failings of others. Many find this very difficult and yet we are not fault free! In the prayer that Jesus taught us we say, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”. It is sometimes very hard to do that but it is possible if we try to follow Christ.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens