Letter from Sally 12th February
Good evening everyone,
Another week has flown by and I continue to meet new people and learn new things.
There is so much information, and it is a constant delight that you are all so helpful, patient and willing, thank you!
A considerable amount of information has come out of the diocese this week about the new Ministry Area plans. These plans affect us all and you may like to click the link below to see the details, including information about the upcoming meetings which wardens will be in touch with you about – https://monmouth.churchinwales.org.uk/en/clergy-and-members/ministry-areas/
Lent begins on Wednesday and I am really thrilled that my brave guess at needing 150 Lent bags was just about spot on! How amazing is that?! Whilst these are designed to be used in our own time and space, you may like to join one of the Zoom sessions running across the deanery which will begin the week after next. I will include the link in next week’s email. We will not be running the Diocesan Lent Course “Dying to Live” ourselves this year, but we have had an invitation to join the group being run from St. John’s Maindee by their ordinand, Sarah Rosser (Who you might know from when she worked in the Diocesan office). I don’t have a link for that yet and will forward it separately when I have it.
The links for our Sunday services are
9.30am Service on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_MlCI7UW1xWiQm7ZxMr1A/videos
10.30am Zoom coffee after church – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85702033318
Meeting ID: 857 0203 3318
There is no Morning Prayer next week but Compline is happening on Thursday at 8pm on Zoom –
ComplineMeeting ID 954 9508 3856
This letter is feeling like the email of a thousand links for which I am sorry! Such are the times.
As we enter Lent we may feel the urge to take stock, reflect on what we are and aren’t doing, and to consider our faith life and our life as part of the church. May I encourage you to make those reflections part of your prayers over the coming days and weeks. If you have any strong feelings about something that you would like to be doing, or that you think should change, I would love to have a conversation with you. I am new to you all, and it is important that I listen and consider everything that I can learn from you. We must move through the coming months together and the best way to do that is to communicate well, and share our hopes as well as our anxieties.
In my prayers I am asking God to hold all this and you, please could you pray the same for me.