Isn’t today’s date lovely? 4/3/21. I love numbers, you know where you are with them! (Unlike cats and tortoises, the animals in the rectory, which are more troublesome than all the children!)
It’s been a busy week, and I want to thank you for your prayers for the meeting that we had with the bishop this week, as part of the preparation for the new Ministry Area structure. It was a good meeting with some excellent questions and helpful answers. My personal view of the changes that are coming is that we have exciting times ahead. Not all the changes will be easy, and there will need to be some mind shifting from old habits and practices, but I take to heart and believe the bishop’s words, that if we are not prepared to change then our future is not good.
The Church is very good at getting bogged down in policy, , buildings, and money. Whilst all these are essential in any organisation, it is so important that as Christians we remember that those things are vehicles for the real priorities – showing the love of God to our neighbours, worshipping God in all that we do, and striving to reach into the dark corners in our communities to be the light of Christ. ( I am sure you can think of other areas of mission and discipleship too).
Our money and our buildings must be for these purposes, and we need to remember that they all belong to God. This will help us in the coming months as we learn new ways of working and I am confident that we have a really hopeful future. Please continue to pray and I will keep you informed of the next steps as and when they arise.
And now what you’ve been waiting for – a list of links for services etc! Have a good weekend and keep in touch.
With love from Sally xx
Usk Ministry Area Onlines Sunday service – 9.30am Sunday 7th March
Zoom Coffee After Church 10.30am Sunday 7th March
Meeting ID: 857 0203 3318
Zoom Lent in a Bag (each date is the same link, and each week the four sessions will cover the same material)Monday 2pm (led by Raglan MA)Tuesday 9.30am (led by me)Tuesday 3pm (led by Goytre MA)Thursday 2pm (led by Raglan MA)
Meeting ID: 999 2724 0868
Zoom Morning Prayer 10am Wednesdays
Meeting ID: 946 717 9804
Zoom Compline 8pm Thursdays
Meeting ID 954 9508 3856