A little word
‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.’ Job 1.21
MP is serving up the delights of Job. Actually, there is some good stuff in there. The words of Job above, come after he has lost not only his possessions but more importantly his children. You can read it as fatalism. I read it as trust in divine provenance. God is god and must know best, or maybe more comfortably, God is bigger than anything that can happen to me. When we are at our lowest, we may be tempted to give up on God, that must be a desperately lonely place. I have to believe that whatever we think and feel, God will never give up on us.
Things to pray for
- Give thanks for the unending and unchanging love of God.
- for those who struggle to hold on to faith in bad times.
- for the many grieving families around the world.
In-Church worship Sunday at 9am. Service of Holy Communion.
Numbers are limited, social distancing and face coverings apply. Sorry still no singing!
10.30am Morning Worship on Zoom
We are continuing our on-line services. This link will be the same every week.
Meeting ID: 890 3024 9289 Passcode: 238289
Alternatively, for audio only, you can phone in to this number: 0203 901 7895, and follow the instructions.
This week’s reading is: Isaiah 6.1–13
We have restarted on Thursdays at 10am. It will be lovely to welcome you back.
Thank you to those who were able to make it.
The following were elected:
Warden – Mike Dennett & Sue Mate
Dep. Warden – Christine Grainger & John Hayes
Deanery Synod – Joanne Chadwick & Yvonne Hayes
PCC – Nick Edmondson
Jane and Yvonne are both stepping back from leading CoGs. We want to record a huge thank-you for all that they have done over many years.
We will need a new team in place to lead our children’s work, ready to start in September. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak to Sara or Pip.
The Thursday work party in the churchyard has restarted. Starts approx. 10.45 after the Midweek Communion service.
Earlier week’s news
Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.