The Welland-Fosse Benefice: Prayers and Notices
Sunday 31st October 2021: Fourth Sunday before Advent
- Please pray for the sick including Judith Piggott, Sylvia Martin, Jan Bailey, John Hall, Pat Simmons and Derek Barker.
- The funeral of Jane Williams will be at Morcott Church on 8th November at 12 noon.
- Zoom Morning Prayer continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30am. Compline is on Thursday at 6pm.
- Next Sunday, 7th November, we are in church at Duddington at 9.30am and the Zoom service will be at 11 am.
- 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.
- Barrowden Advent Windows Project needs 8 more volunteers. Please phone Judith Piggott on 01572 747329 as soon as possible.
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.
As life progresses, we meet many people. Some drift into our lives for a few minutes, others stay longer. We remember them for different reasons, for the effect they had on us at the time and for the impression they left.
There are many hellos and goodbyes in life, some easy, some more difficult and others most distressing. We are saying goodbye to Christopher and Geraldine today. Goodbye means “God be with you” and that is a fitting wish. Jeremiah Rankin wrote a hymn for his congregation and said this about it:
“Written…as a Christian goodbye, it was called forth by no person or occasion, but was deliberately composed as a Christian hymn on basis of the etymology of “goodbye,” which is “God be with you.”
The first verse of the hymn is:
God be with you till we meet again,
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you,
God be with you till we meet again.
It is difficult to say goodbye but all we can hope for Christopher and Gerry and for us is “God be with you” always.
See wellandfosse.org for much more information, including contact details for
The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong and the churchwardens