LiFT 2nd March
Good Evening my friends,
First I must thank you for your kind words and prayers over the last week. God is good – my diary is feeling a little less hopeless and a little more controlled this week and next, which is quite a relief!
How has your week been? We had a lovely service on St. David’s Day ,with lots of Welsh spoken and sung, and some time thinking on the words of St. David – Keep faith, Say the Creed, be joyful, and do the little things you have seen me do. Such a lot to reflect on there. You know I am intrigued and excited by the saints of ancient times – so many of them passed through our area, and we walk in their footsteps. How can we fail to be inspired?
Lent continues and I encourage you to think about how you mark this significant season in our church life. We have the weekly resources encouraging us to have tea and cake with each other, what’s not to like, and you can of course do anything that helps you come a little closer to God, and to think about your own spiritual life in ways that might help you grow and flourish.
Can I pop a date in your diary, as part of Lent? On Tuesday 4th April at 11am the bishop will be presiding at the Chrism Mass in the cathedral. This is a very special service when ordained and lay people are invited to reaffirm their commitment to their ministries, and also, Bishop Cherry will be blessing the oils that will be used over the coming year at all our baptisms and for healing prayers. There is a buffet lunch afterwards and all in all, it is a highlight in my Lent calendar; it really is open to you!
Time to hit send I think, I have a lovely bottle of Rosé in the fridge with my name on it!
Love to you all, and please let me know if I can pray for you, or if you fancy a catch up.