LiFT 12th January
Good evening everyone, and a Happy New Year to you!
How far into the new year is it considered all right to wish someone a happy one? Haha
I had a lovely Christmas and a good rest afterwards, and hope that you are feeling well and well rested yourself. It’s been back at full speed this week with lots going on and a full diary and inbox. If you are waiting for an email reply please bear with me, I’m getting through them. Slowly! It is wonderful to be back – did you know I’ve been with you for two years now? Doesn’t time fly ? 🙂
I know it’s terribly British but I’d like to talk about the weather please – I’ve been watching and listening to the rain this week and am aware that the local rivers and waterways are at capacity or even breaching their banks. This is both worrying and potentially dangerous. Please be very careful this weekend going to church, don’t take any risks. In addition, I know that some of our church buildings are vulnerable to rising water, tree damage, and compromised access so please take special care and I hope and pray that the next day or so doesn’t bring any damage or difficult situations for us. Likewise, I hope and pray that all your homes remain unaffected and safe. If you hear of anyone struggling or in difficulty please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Finally please can I put a date in your diary – the fifth Sunday in January (29th) will have only one service for the whole Ministry Area, it will be in Usk. I can promise you some hearty singing, a warm welcome, and Archdeacon Stella, the Archdeacon for the Valleys, will be preaching which is wonderful. I hope lots of you will be able to make it.
And now it is time for a cuppa and to prepare the dinner! Keep in touch, I know there is a lot of illness and personal struggle amongst us. be assured of my continued prayers and desire to support.