The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices
Sunday 24th October 2021: Last Sunday in Trinity
- Please pray for the sick including Judith Piggott, Sylvia Martin, Jan Bailey and Derek Barker. Pray too for the departed especially for Jane Williams, giving thanks for her faithful ministry as churchwarden of Morcott. Her funeral will be at Morcott Church on 8th November at 12 noon.
- Please remember in your prayers Alba Scott to be baptized this morning in Duddington church.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30am. Compline is on Thursday at 6pm.
- Next Sunday, 31st October, we are in church at Duddington at 10am for the Benefice Holy Communion Service. There will be no Zoom service on that day.
- Face Masks: up until now we have been relaxed about the use of face masks in church. The situation is now changing with high infection rates so the staff would be grateful if you would be prudent and consider a return to face masks for the time being. The Covid restrictions on the Holy Communion service will continue.
- The County Council, working with Leicestershire, are busy housing Afghan refugees in our area. They have asked us to hold fire on further donations as the critical need at the moment is detached housing. If you can help for at least a year, please visit the government website for refugees.
Sunday 24th October 11am Holy Communion (please note time!).
Sunday November 14th 9.30am Service of Remembrance.
Sunday November 28th 9.30am Holy Communion.
Starting on Monday 1st Nov at 3.30pm at North Luffenham School, a new joint venture between St Mary’s Church, South Luffenham and St John’s Church, North Luffenham – Community Church aimed at children and their parents/carers. Fun, food, crafts and songs based on a Bible story. On Monday 15th November we will meet in South Luffenham Village Hall. Anyone from our benefice is very welcome to attend. Please email email@example.com to reserve your place. Please include this new initiative in your prayers.
Either / or? Both / and? Or what?
For a brief moment, let’s take a dip into the ‘moral maze’ – do you remember a scenario that went like this? A man walks through a marketplace on the way to see a friend who lives nearby, and happens to see, at the back of a stall, an unattended case stuffed full of money. His mind opens to the possibilities all this ready wealth would bring – bigger house, faster car, trips abroad, better education for his children, comforts for his parents, support for a needy friend.
He says to himself – “I could easily steal this; nobody is watching, and nobody would be any the wiser if I made off with it!” But his mind closes to these possibilities; the dream fades and without hesitation, he continues on his way.
Another man walks through the marketplace also on the way to see a friend who lives nearby and happens to see at the back of a stall, the unattended case stuffed full of money. But, although he actually sees it, there is no reaction – no impact on his mind whatsoever and he continues on his way.
(Anxious readers may like to know that the rightful owner did not lose his property!)
Which man would we call the more moral – the more trustworthy? Many people choose one or the other straight away, but it is not as straightforward as our first thoughts would make it. What issues or questions arise?
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens