LiFT 16th September
Good afternoon lovely people,
I hope this letter finds you well?
What do I want to tell you about this week? Hopefully you have all received and taken note of the new rota published for the next three months. I really am very grateful to all those who are willing and able to lead services, the complexity of what we achieve Sunday by Sunday with so few resources is really rather impressive! There is still some tweaking to be done for the Christmas services, both on Christmas Day itself and the various Carol Services and Christingles etc. leading up to it. I suspect though, like me, you don’t really want to think that far ahead just yet! I shall publish a separate Christmas Invitation for the whole Ministry Area as soon as possible.
In the meantime I wonder whether I shall greet any of you popping up in churches that are not your regular ones, in the quest to worship in every church in the MA before Christmas?!
Did you go to the Usk Show last week? It was such a lovely day, a real highlight in my diary. The chaplaincy tent was extremely busy, serving free tea and coffee and I know that many visitors were very grateful for the opportunity to sit somewhere comfortable without having to buy something! The bishop was invited and came, which was wonderful and I am pretty sure that the church’s presence will have been noticed by almost everyone who was at the show.
It’s interesting isn’t it that often the simplest, small things that we do, like offer hospitality, can be our best opportunity to demonstrate the love of God? I’m reminded of that passage in Hebrews (13:2) Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
It’s a lovely thought isn’t it?
Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you’ve a question, a query, would like a visit, or just fancy a chat. Spending time with you is always the best part of my day.
Finally, don’t forget to join us for Compline on Sunday at 8pm on Zoom, guaranteed to ensure a good night’s sleep.
With love Sally xxx
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