From The Rector's Desk

From the Rectors Desk 22 January 2021

“I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.”

(Is 45:19)

Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

Each morning we pray: “As we rejoice in the gift of the new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever. Amen”

I hope and pray that we are all mindful that each day is a gift and that we are privileged to be able to live it. Our “todays” are filled with trial and tribulation, but these days are not lived in vain. God has made His presence known among us, God has revealed Himself to us through His holy word, through history, through creation, and through personal experiences. In the fleeting changes and the uncertainty of this life we can and should hold onto this one thing; God is here, His Spirit is with us. Therefore, we should seek the Lord with all our heart, all our soul and all our mind.

As part of a worshipping community, we need to ensure that we are more than a people who are simply linked by a name on the Parish roll or by the WhatsApp group. We need to be committed to community building and we do that through praying for each other, and with each other. We have a great tradition of the Daily Offices and they enable us to pray together, even now. We can do this by joining in the daily Zoom Chapel services or using the “Order” that is sent out each day (Daily Office group). By doing this we join a common journey through scripture and unite ourselves together in community. I remind you that prayer requests can be posted on the “Daily Office” group too.

We may not be able to physically gather, but we can spiritually gather! Be assured that those who already do, are praying for you!   Confidential prayer request can also be sent directly to the Rector, and a small intercessory group will attend to those.

I remind you of my earlier message about preparing for Vestry.

Be assured of my prayers.

Rector.

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